Right Tree Brochure, The: Tree selections for planting under or near power lines and other locations

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

Purpose of this brochure is to suggest trees and large shrubs that can be used for landscaping both under and next to power lines. Discusses economic, aesthetic and environmental benefits of trees. Gives guidelines for selecting trees for residential planting and diagrams for locating trees in relation to power lines in urban and rural settings. Lists 32 species or cultivars of small trees and large shrubs suitable for planting under or near utility lines (including mature size, growth rate, and tolerance to drought, shade, alkaline soil and poor soil drainage) and similar information for 32 species of trees which should not be planted under or near utility lines. Gives information on establishing and maintaining (mulching, staking, watering, fertilizing and pruning) trees and shrubs. For homeowners, landowners, educators, nursery and garden center personnel, arborists, park managers.

Author: 
Harold Pellett, Nancy Rose, Michael Zins
Topic Areas: 
Horticulture
Human Communities
Safety
Landscape
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Producer / Landowner
Regulated Community
Government
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

"The Right Tree Handbook" provides detailed information and color photos to allow the selection of small trees and large shrubs suitable for planting underneath or next to power lines.

Pages/Length: 
11 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1994
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$1.50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-6506-SEEK
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