Trees are an important part of the neighbourhoods where we live – and the wires that deliver your electricity are too.
Choosing the correct location to plant your tree is a great first step to protecting the wires and electrical equipment around your home, avoiding outages and helping to keep you and your neighbours safe.
The closer trees or shrubs are to electrical poles and wires, the shorter and narrower they need to be. Trees that grow close to or over wires are significant cause of damage and outages as well as posing a safety risk for you and your neighbours.
Local garden centres and tree farms can provide details on which trees would be a great choice for your yard.
Planting distance guide:
No trees or shrubs can be planted within
one metre of the widest extension of electrical equipment.
Trees and shrubs up to two metres tall (e.g. hedges) can be planted in this zone.
Trees in this zone can have a maximum mature or pruned height of four metres
Any height of tree is acceptable in this zone.
Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).