Disguising a Not-so-pretty Utility Pole
City utility poles are a necessity, but they are NOT pretty. Although we are lucky enough to not have wires on the front of our property and city block, we do have them in the rear. We planted this tree in front of the utility pole situated pretty much in the center of property lot adjacent to our home. It's a maple, and we keep it trimmed tightly so we can avoid the utility company's hired tree massacres when overgrowth interferes with safety.
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Douglas Hunt on Nov 04, 2013This is somewhat after the fact, but there are many cultivars of deciduous trees with good fall color that have a fastigiate, or upright, habit. For example, Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Purple’ is a beech that rarely gets wider than 12 feet even at maturity.
Peter on Dec 20, 2017If you're considering this 'disguise', my advice would be similar... but lear 15-20 feet between trunk and pole.A local business recently planted a line of trees UNDER the power / telephone lines... And they're the TELEPHONE COMPANY! Soon, the trees will need a butchering pruning! They're directly under the wires.