Before You Plant
Before you plant a tree or shrub, make sure the location is out of the way of overhead and underground power lines and other utilities. For help locating underground lines in your area, contact one of the following:
North Carolina One Call Center
Palmetto Utility Protection Services
In North Carolina, the Overhead High-Voltage Line Safety Act requires anyone working or lifting within 10 feet of overhead power lines or poles to contact the appropriate electric utility through the North Carolina One Call Center listed above. In South Carolina, we recommend that you be safe and take the same precaution by contacting us.
To report a power outage using our automated reporting system, call 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766).
- Selecting Trees for Distribution Rights of Way
- When selecting a tree or shrub to plant, it is just as important to consider what you plant as it is where you plant.
- Selecting Trees for Transmission Rights of Way
- Trees and shrubs that exceed 15 feet in height are not to be planted on transmission rights of way.