Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place
Power lines and tree limbs do not mix. To avoid the sometimes dramatic pruning that MGE needs to do to keep people and power lines safe, please plant trees that will not grow to interfere with electric lines overhead or underground utilities.
Use our Tree Choice and Care database to search for trees and shrubs which can be planted under or near power lines.
Always call Diggers Hotline before you begin your planting project. Be safe. Know what is in the ground near where you are digging. Call Diggers Hotline at 1-800-242-8511, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information
- Planting near pad-mounted transformers [1.8 MB PDF]
- Power Planting: How to select and plant trees near power lines [3.0 MB PDF]