Now is the Time for Spring Planting 

March 19, 2023

Beautiful weather is on the way, and it is time to plant around the yard. Union Power is here to guide you on planting around our equipment and power lines. Planting and putting fences or other obstructions around utility equipment can be dangerous for you and our employees.  

If planting trees in the right-of-way is necessary, they should be a low-growing species – no taller than 20 feet at maturity – and should be at the edge of the right-of-way rather than directly under the power lines.

If the trees in the right-of-way area pose safety issues, Union Power will remove or prune them according to planting guidelines. Refer to the Planting Guidelines & Clearances at

If you plan on planting or putting any obstruction around the padmount transformer zone, please designate 10 ft away from the transformer, or look at the sticker on the outside of the transformer for more information on appropriate distance requirements.

Learning where to plant and the proper distance from the right-of-way area is very important for you and our cooperative.