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Planting design

​When planting a tree, it is important to select one that has suitable characteristics for the location.  No one tree is perfect for all locations.

Plant trees near power lines according to the height and width of the mature tree (See diagram below). 

  • Leave at least one-metre clearance from the nearest power line (wire) – Clear Zone
  • Dwarf hedges and shrubs may be planted one metre from the nearest power line – Zone 1
  • Beyond 4.5 metres, plant short and medium height trees – Zone 2
  • Beyond seven metres, plant tall trees – Zone 3


Please remember to contact Alberta One Call at 1.800.242.3447 to arrange for the marking of the location of buried facilities before a ground disturbance takes place.

It’s also important to consider Utility Rights-of-Way when planning trees. Read more about Utility Rights-of-Way.


Shorter trees




Schubert Cherry

Ussurain Pear

Flowering Crabapple

Japanese Tree Lilac


Tree Form Mugo Pine

Medium trees

Bristle Cone Pine

Ohio Buckeye

River Birch

Tartarian Maple

European Mountain Ash

Pin Cherry

Showy Mountain Ash

Youngs Weeping Birch

Tall trees

Amur Cherry




Manitoba Maple

Paper Birch




Bur Oak

Cut-Leaf Weeping Birch




Silver Maple


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