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Compatible Trees for Planting Near Power Lines

In light of the recent winter storms, power outages, and downed trees, PECO is requesting that you do not plant any species not on the following list under or near any power lines.

Compatible Trees for Planting Under or Near Distribution Power Lines

Common NameScientific Name
 Cherry, Choke  Prunus virginiana
Cherry, Okame Prunus okame
Cherry, Oriental Prunus serrulata
Crabapple, Flowering Malus species and hybrids
Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry Cornus mas
Dogwood, Flowering Cornus florida
Dogwood, Gray Cornus racemosa
Dogwood, Kousa Cornus kousa
Dogwood, Kousa hybrids Cornus kousa x florida
Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus
Hawthorn, Cockspur Crataegus crus-galli
Hawthorn, Dotted Crataegus punctata
Hawthorn, English Crataegus laevigata
Hawthorn, Green Crataegus viridis
Hawthorn, Washington Crataegus phaenopyrum
Lilac, Japanese Tree Syringa reticulata
Magnolia, hybrid Magnolia hybrids
Magnolia, Star Magnolia stellata
Maple, Amur Acer ginnala
Maple, Hedge Acer campestre
Maple, Paperbark Acer griseum
Maple, Tatarian Acer tataricum
Maple, Trident Acer buergeranum
Redbud, Eastern Cercis canadensis
Serviceberry Amelanchier species and hybrids
Silverbell, Carolina Halesia carolina
Snowbell, Japanese Styrax japonica

Evergreens For Screens

Common NameScientific Name
 Arborvitae, American Thuja occidentalis
Juniper, Chinese Juniperus chinensis
Juniper, Rocky Mountain Juniperus scopulorum
Pine, Japanese Black Pinus thunbergii

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