Why does the city plant trees under the power lines knowing they will need to be trimmed later?

The City plants utility-compatible trees under or adjacent to power lines. Utility compatible trees grow no taller than 25 feet tall and require no trimming since high voltage power lines are 40 feet above the ground feet. Utility compatible tree species are as follows: 

  • Crab Apple
  • Flowering Cherry
  • Hawthorn
  • Hedge Maple
  • Ivory Silk Lilac
  • Jack & Jill Pear
  • Kousa Dogwood
  • Redbud
  • Serviceberry
  • Tartarian Maple

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1. Why does the city plant trees under the power lines knowing they will need to be trimmed later?
2. What are the green bags on trees?
3. Can the city arborist look at my trees in yard?
4. Does the city trim or remove trees?
5. Why is the city trimming the trees in the subdivision?
6. Can the city arborist look at my ash trees for emerald ash borer?
7. Who do I call for a tree limb on the power lines?
8. What is the procedure for planting a tree in the tree lawn area?
9. What size of tree can I plant in the tree lawn?