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Picking “forever” trees for your home

That’s a great question. Thanks for asking.

Q: I’m going to plant some new trees in my yard this fall. Does it matter what kind I plant near power lines?

A. Trees beautify our yards, provide wildlife habitat and help clean our air. They even help save energy by shading your home and reducing the need for cooling.

When you plant trees, be sure to follow our “right tree, right place” guidelines so you can enjoy your trees — worry-free — for years to come. Basically, stick to low-growing trees near power lines.

You’ll have a safer yard and fewer maintenance hassles. Plus, you’ll help reduce tree-related power outages in your neighborhood.

Right tree, Right place

Enter our “right tree, right place” sweepstakes!

You could win:

  • 2 trees, courtesy of Friends of Trees
  • Up to 8 hours of professional tree pruning from PGE and Asplundh Tree Expert

See rules and enter the sweepstakes.