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Safe Planting

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The City of Medicine Hat is committed to the safety of our customers, the environment and our employees

Plan Before You Plant
When planting a tree, it is important to plan what type of tree you are planting and where you are planting it. Electrical safety hazards resulting from tree contact may be reduced or eliminated by proper planting.

Remember the following tips when planting trees and vegetation

  • Picture the tree at its full height and width. Will the tree pose a problem in the future when full grown?
  • Avoid planting trees near power lines. If you suspect underground power lines, avoid planting trees and vegetation around them.

Call Before You Dig
Line locate information can be found on the following page.

Trees that have grown to a point where they are close to energized power lines must be trimmed by Electric Distribution.