for trees around homes. Planning for the future.
Because different trees have
different mature heights, pay special attention to where you
plant each tree. Planting the right tree in the right
place will enhance your property value and prevent costly
maintenance trimming or damage to your home. Good
landscaping utilizes shrubs and low-growing trees that are
compatible with Nebraska City Utilities' electric lines.
These "wire friendly" trees will not reach electric
lines and, therefore, will help prevent power interruptions to
you and your neighbors.
Windbreaks - Plant
evergreen trees, which can serve as protection from the wind, on
the west or north sides of the house, approximately 50 feet or
more from the house.
Temperature - Plant
deciduous (leaf dropping) trees on the south and/or west side of
house to cool in the summer and allow sun to enter the house in
Typical Wire Friendly Trees: Armur
Maple, Hedge Maple, Serviceberry, Eastern Redbud,
Flowering Crabapple, Japanese Tree Lilac, and Thornless Cockspur
tall-growing trees within Nebraska City Utilities' rights-of-way
(land over which NCU's electric lines pass) will require us to
trim trees to maintain proper clearance from electric
wires. This may result in the tree having an unnatural