Trees to Plant in Rights of Way

Trees to Plant in 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