Tree Planting Guide

Posted: March 1, 2019

This guide is an excellent reference for planting trees.

Before planting, research the tree or shrub’s potential growth and check the distance to the lines or pad-mounted transformer. If you have additional questions regarding plans and guidelines, please contact one of HEMC’s certified arborists.

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illustration of tree planting zones

30′ – 40′ Small Tree Zone: Trees less than 25′ tall / spread at least 25′ from lines.

50′ – 60′ Medium Tree Zone: Trees 25′ – 40′ in height / spread at least 40′ from lines.

70′ Large Tree Zone: Plant trees larger than 40′ in height / spread at least 60′ from lines.