Right tree, right place

Posted on Mar 16 2024 in Jasper County REMC

Proper tree selection and placement enhance your property value and prevent costly maintenance trimming and damage to your home. If you plan to plant a new tree, or replace an existing tree, please pay close attention to what type of tree you plant and where. Hidden #21923002. When choosing a spot to plant your tree, make sure it will have plenty of room to grow to full maturity.

  • Plant evergreen trees to serve as windbreaks on the west or north side, at least 50 feet from the house.
  • Plant deciduous trees (those that drop their leaves in the fall) on the south or west side of the house to cool in the summer and allow sun to enter the house in the winter.

Our right-of-way corridors are cleared on both sides of the electric pole to prevent fires, outages and other hazards. If you plant trees near power lines, make sure that it is a tree with a mature height of 40 feet and is at least 30 feet away from the power line.

Call before you dig!

Make sure to call for locates before you dig for a new tree!

Tree trimming brochure

Visit jasperremc.com/community/safety/tree-trimming to download the full tree trimming brochure.