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Tree Planting Guides
Plant the right tree in the right place

When trees grow into power lines, they can cause power outages and create safety hazards for you and your neighbors. CenterPoint Energy encourages you to plant the "right tree in the right place."

It's important to distinguish between higher voltage transmission lines, which are usually on large steel towers or poles within rights-of-way owned by CenterPoint Energy, and lower voltage distribution lines, located on wooden poles along roadways or in easements along property lines.

Place trees safe distances away from and never beneath nearby transmission lines.

Plant trees recommended distances from power distribution lines based on mature tree height.

Find the best tree(s) for your yard and tools to help you buy, plant and care for your new tree(s).