Never plant trees underneath power lines. When high voltage transmission lines are nearby, never plant a tree within or directly adjacent to the transmission line right-of-way. Choose low-growing ground covers, decorative plants and shrubs to avoid any conflict with transmission lines. Any vegetation or trees that interfere with the safe operation, maintenance, or construction of a transmission line are subject to removal under the terms of the land rights granted to CenterPoint Energy.
If you plant trees near your home, select trees that have a short height at maturity and a crown spread that will not interfere with nearby power distribution lines. Proper selection and placement of trees can eliminate potential safety hazards, reduce expenses, improve service reliability and enhance the landscape’s appearance.