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Planting Planning
Plant smart with utilities in mind. With a little planning, it is possible for trees and power lines to co-exist.

Overhead Wires
When planning your landscaping, consider how tall and wide any trees and other plants will be when they reach maturity. Planting tall trees away from power lines will reduce the amount of trimming needed. All vegetation must be kept a minimum of 10 feet away from any pole or other City of Lebanon equipment. View the full-size Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place infographic.

Underground Lines
In neighborhoods where power lines are located underground, transformers and other above-ground equipment are used to connect service. These facilities require periodic maintenance and access to restore service during outages.

Clearances
A 12-foot clearance is required from the front of the equipment and a three-foot clearance is needed around the back and the sides. These requirements are posted on the front of most equipment. These requirements are for the safety of our employees performing work in this equipment. Please plan your landscaping with these clearances in mind. Be sure to consider how much the landscaping will spread as it matures. When we must trim or remove vegetation or structures that encroach on these clearances, the City of Lebanon is not responsible to replace or remove debris.

Call Before You Dig
Please remember to call before you dig. Even digging shallow holes for bushes or trees can cause injury, death, or disrupt service. For more information, see the Call Before You Dig page.