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Old 03-31-2021, 09:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Newbie questions - planting design and types for 9a

Originally Posted by edwmax View Post
You best check with the power company for minimum line clearance required. Likely it is 10 ft under the line and 15 ft to the each side.
Thank you, that never occured to me. I checked and it looks like I am OK. "Utility friendly" under-story trees can be planted within 5 feet of a power line. Since I have switched from trying to get a blue java to all dwarf varieties my plants are short enough to plant here.

Also locating your plant so they will get some shading from the blistering afternoon sun helps.
I have an oak tree that should cast shade on the area in the afternoon, hopefully it will help.

Thank you again!
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