The Arbor Day Foundation has a great graphic to illustrate how various species should be planted at various distances from power lines. This helps ensure electric reliability in your area.
Strategically planted trees can also provide shade in the heat of the summer and a wind break during cold winter weather. As trees reach maturity, this can help reduce home energy costs by as much as 30 percent.
OPPD offers a variety of tips related to trees and tree-planting online.
On the homepage and right, a beautiful Amur Chokecherry tree shows its bronze hues. This tree is located at the OPPD arboretum at 108th & Blondo streets in Omaha, Neb.