Safe Tree Planting Guidelines

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Professional Tree Services Blog


  • When mature, trees should not grow to within two metres of powerlines - that is, the powerline from the street to your home and the powerlines that run along your street or in easements (diagram 1).


  • Before planting on ENERGEX easements always contact ENERGEX on 13 12 53 to check if there are any special planting requirements.


  • If you want to plant taller plants, apply the 45-degree rule: Plant at a distance from the powerline at least equal to the expected mature height of the plant (diagram 2).