Trees Appropriate for Planting in/near Rights-of-Way

Trees and power lines are a delicate mix. Because of that, MTEMC encourage builders and developers to think about the relationship of electric rights-of-way when making landscaping plans. Some trees have no place near power line rights-of-way, some other tree types however, can be safely planted within and near rights-of-way. The lists below provide a number of trees MTEMC recommends.

*No trees or vegetation are allowed in or near rural rights of way per MTEMC guidelines. Do not plant any vegetation, including shrubs, that at full size can encroach within 10 feet of MTEMC's structures.

Common Name Botanical Name Height Max.
Approved within our easement:
Adirondack Crabapple Malus 'Adirondack' 12
Purple Leaf Plum Prunus cerasifera 15
Common Smoketree Cotinus coggygria 15
Foster Holly llex x attenuata 15
Yuma Crape Myrtle Lipan indica x Lipan fauriei 'Yuma' 18
Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia 20
Narragansett Crabapple Malus 'Narragansett' 20
Lipan Crape Myrtle Lipan indica x Lipan Fauriei 'Lipan' 20
Sioux Crape Myrtle Lipan indica x Lipan fauriei 'Sioux' 20
Stellar Pink Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida x Cornus kousa 'Stellar Pink' 20
Aurora Dogwood Cornus florida x Cornus kousa 'Aurora' 20
Constellation Dogwood Cornus forida x Cornus kousa 'Constellation' 20
Celestial Dogwood Cornus forida x Cornus kousa 'Celestial' 20
Ruth Ellen Dogwood Cornus forida x Cornus kousa 'Ruth Ellen' 20
Alva Apricot Prunus mume 'Albe' 20
Alva Plena Apricot Prunus mume 'Alva Plena' 20
Alphandii Apricot Prunus mume 'Alphandii' 20
Benishidare Apricot Prunus mume 'Benishidare' 20
Jane Magnolia Magnolia liliifloria 'Jane' 20
Flame amur Maple Acer ginnalaa 20
Tatarian Maple Acer tataricum 20
White Fringetree Chionanthus virginicus 20
Witchhazel Hamamelis spp. 20
Star Magnolia Magnolia stellata 20
Common Lilac Syringa vulgaris 20
Approved on the edge of our easement per MTEMC guidelines:
Chinese Fringetree Chionanthus retusus 25
Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 25
Serviceberries Amelanchier spp. 25
Eastern Redbud Cercis candensis 'Eastern' 25
Hawthorns Crataegus spp. 25
Kousa Dogwood Cornus kousa 30
Yoshino Flowering Cherry Prunus yedoensis 30
Kwanzan Flowering Cherry Prunus serrulata 'Kwazan' 30
Greenleaf American Holly llex opaca 'Greenleaf' 30
Warren Red Holly llex decidua 'Warren Red' 30
Forest Pansy Redbud Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' 30
Oklahoma Redbud Cercis canadensis texensis 'Oklahoma' 30
Saucer Magnolia Magnolia x soulangiana 30
Emerald Arborvitae Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd' 20
Canada chokecherry Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red' 25
Okame Cherry Prunus x incamp 'Okame' 20