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Utility Arboretum

The Utility Arboretum was created to enable landscapers and homeowners to view the results of planting appropriate and inappropriate trees and shrubs under a typical utility line. There are nine rows of 20 small trees and large shrubs planted to date, with a red maple (Acer rubrum, mature height 40' to 60' ) and London planetree (Planatus x acerifolia, mature height 70' to 100' ) as size references and examples of inappropriate trees. For more information, check out the Extension publication "Trees and Shrubs for Overhead Utility Easements."