Before you plant a tree, we recommend that you check if power lines are above or near the location you have selected. If your tree is a broadly-spreading or a tall-growing variety, we encourage you to select another location. Otherwise, the tree may eventually interfre with your electrical service and require trimming. See the following tips:

  • Small Zone --Within 20 feet of power lines
    • Palnt trees with a mature height of 15 to 20 feet. Recommended trees include low-growing Crepe Myrtle, Loquat, Persimmon, Mexican Redbud, Texas Mountain Laurel, Eve's Necklace, Yaupon or Possumhaw Holly, Mexican Buckeye, Chilopsis, Vitex, Pomegranate, Althea, Rusty Virburmum, Wild Olive, and Xylosma.
  • Medium Zone -- Between 20 and 30 feet from power lines
    • Plant trees with masture height of 20-40 feet. Recommended trees include Stone Pine, Anaqua, Ornamental Pear, Cedar Elm, tall varieties of Crepe Myrtle, Baid Cypress, Soapberry, and Lacy Oak
  • Tall Zone -- 30 feet or more from power lines
    • Trees growing 40 or more feet tall, or with broadly spreading crown, should be planted at lesat 30 feetaway from power lines. These include Pecan, Ash, Sycamore, Chineese Pistache and various type of oak trees.