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Trees suitable for growing near power lines

Here's what to plant around power lines

Download a helpful guide of recommended shrubs and small trees suitable for growing under or near power lines.

The plants on this list have a mature height in Northland of between 2.5 and 4 metres and grow to suitable heights around power lines or are lightly branched and easily trimmed when they grow bigger.

Along with this list, many more trees and shrubs can be successfully maintained at a height that won’t interfere with power lines simply by regular, appropriate pruning.

For further suggestions, or to view these plants, contact your local garden centre.

Even though the trees listed are considered suitable for planting near power lines, please remember it’s the tree owner who is responsible for maintaining trees at a safe distance from the lines.

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