Misplaced or improperly maintained trees can cause power outages during severe weather. You can help prevent power outages by using the following guidelines to plant your trees. We also offer a detailed Right Tree Right Place brochure for you keep as a reference for future planting.
To avoid future problems, don’t plant trees:
"Chicago Lustre" Arrowwood Viburnum (Viburnum dentatum "Chicago Lustre")
Mature height 10 ft. X 10 ft. White flowers, red-purple fall color.
"Japanese Snowball' Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum tomentosum)
"Summer Snowflake" Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum "Summer Snowflake")
Mature height 6 ft. X 6 ft. White flowers. Red winter fruit.
"Cardinal Candy" Viburnum (Viburnum dilitatum "Henneke")
Mature height 8 ft. X 8 ft. White flowers. Abundant scarlet-red fruit.
"Korean Spice" Fragrant Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)
Mature height 5 ft. X 5 ft. Fragrant white flowers from pink bud.
"Alleghany" Viburnum (Viburnum rhytidophylloides "Alleghany")
Mature height 10 ft. X 10 ft. Yellowish-white flowers.
Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca "Conica")
Mature height 7 ft. X 5 ft. Pyramidal evergreen with bright green spring foliage changing to bluish-green in summer.
Dwarf Flowering Almond (Prunus glandulosa)
Mature height 5 ft. X 4 ft. Pink spring flowers.
Dwarf Korean Lilac (Syringa meyeri "Palabin")
Mature height 5 ft. X 5 ft. Violet- purple fragrant flowers in early summer.
"Endless Summer" Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla "Bailmer")
Mature height 5 ft. X 5 ft. Blue-pink flowers re-bloom through growing season.
Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo)
Mature height 8 ft. X 10 ft. Evergreen with long, green needles and compact form.
"Minnesota Snowflake" Mockorange (Philadelphus x virginalis "Minn. Snowflake")
Mature height 8 ft. X 5 ft. White fragrant flowers.
Northern Bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)
Mature height 9 ft. X 8 ft. Semi-evergreen with lustrous green foliage.
"Spring Glory" Forsythia
Mature height 10 ft. X 10 ft. Bright yellow spring flowers.
Purple Leaf Sandcherry (Prunus x cistena)
Mature height 10 ft. X 7 ft. Reddish-purple foliage. Pink spring flowers.
"Red Prince" Weigela (Weigela florida "Red Prince")
Mature height 5 ft. X 6 ft. Rich green foliage with red trumpet-shaped flowers.
Access to IPL towers, poles and wood structures must be maintained.No trees shall be planted within 10 feet of towers, poles or wood structures.
If you have questions regarding a specific site location, please contact our staff arborist at 317.261.8124.