It is best to not plant directly under power lines at all, but if necessary, trees such as these are recommended for planting under, or in close proximity to, overhead power lines. Offsetting the trees is better than planting them directly under the lines. Other trees, shrubs, and flowers are also compatible with planting in close proximity to overhead utility lines. When selecting a plant, keep its mature size in mind.
For more information about tree planting, please contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at (715) 346-1532.