Blog Post: The Best Ways to Plant Trees Near Utility Lines

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NEWMARKET, Ontario - Oct. 25, 2019 - PRLog -- Once you have decided to plant additional trees on your property, there are a few things that you should think about. One of the most important is how close to utility lines they will be. Depending on the shape and size, the adult tree will vary, so it is important to consider these facts before planting near power lines.

Here at Five Star Tree Services, we have seen many homeowners have to move or cut down old trees that hinder utility lines as they grow. Many trees will grow so tall that their branches will need to be shaped and pruned often. Depending on the tree, this can prove to be a large amount of costly maintenance. Trees also have roots that extend into the ground, the larger the tree the longer the roots. Trees with shorter roots are a better option when placed near underground utility services. We have a few tips to help you choose the best area and type of tree to plant near utilities.

Underground Power Lines

Most underground lines are not deeply buried while others can even be seen just under the surface. When it comes to planting new trees, make sure to place a large swatch of the distance between the tree and any underground lines. As the roots of the tree grow, they can become damaged as they entangle with power lines, especially if those lines are dug up for repair.

One way to ensure that your tree is far enough away from utility lines is to consult utility personnel prior to planting. They can mark out the areas that have underground lines which can help you better select which species to plant and where to position the tree. In the event that you must plant near underground lines, choose a tree that has short roots.

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The friendly arborists here at Five Star Tree Services are happy to work with you to select the best planting area and trees for your property. We will consult with the utility providers in your area and help you find the best fit for your property.  We look forward to helping you with all your planting, consulting and tree removal services in Richmond Hill (

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