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Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place


The right tree in the right place There are lots of great benefits to having trees in our communities. That’s why we work with you to find trees that work well near power lines. We want to make sure your family stays safe and avoid unnecessary power outages. To help you choose the right trees, Nova Scotia Power have partnered with Landscape Nova Scotia creating the Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place program. Together, we’ll help you find safe ways to use trees when landscaping near power lines. 

What to plant Many trees are safe to plant near power lines:
Young’s Weeping Birch
Weeping Siberian
Catalpa Umbrella Tree
Globe Maples
Service Berry
White Fringetree Toba
Purple Weeping Beech
Tree Form Hydrangea
Kwanzan Cherry
Newport Plum
Weeping Mulberry
Weeping Goat Willow
Witchhazel Japanese Maples
Japanese Stewartia
Golden Chain Tree

Emerald Cedar
Holmstrup Cedar
Unicorn Cedar
Moffet Blue Juniper
Skyrocket Juniper
Ontario Green Juniper
Spartan Juniper
Dwarf White Pine
Dwarf Ohlendorffii Spruce
Dwarf Serbian Spruce
Nest Spruce
Montgomery Blue Spruce

Flowering Crabapples
Pink Spires
Prairie Fire
Indian Magic
Weeping Flowering Crab
Red Splendor

Dr. Merrill
Royal Star
Lenard Messel

Flowering Dogwoods
Kousa Chinensis

Making the right tree choices offers great benefits  You’ll help prevent safety hazards and power outages. You’ll also reduce the need for tree and limb cutting around power lines.  Trees screen and buffer utility lines in residential areas and have a direct effect on the environment by removing carbon dioxide, generating oxygen and capturing dust and smog particles.  

Trees have cooling effects through providing shade during the hot summer months and reduce energy costs for air-conditioning and water use. Large trees promote wildlife habitats in our communities.