CenterPoint EnergyElectric Transmission and Distribution
Can I plant trees in an open area inside a transmission line right-of-way?

No. Transmission line rights-of-way are dynamic: they change over time with the construction of new lines and rebuilding or reconfiguration of existing lines. Thus, trimming requirements may also change over time.

Open space inside a transmission line right-of-way is reserved for future transmission and distribution lines that will require the trees to be removed in any case.