Planting a tree is about more than shoveling soil over a sapling. For instance, what kind of tree do you choose? Where do you put it? If a tree touches a power line it can create serious safety risks by causing power interruptions, blackouts, and even starting explosive fires. Manitoba Hydro can help you make safe choices when planting trees near power lines and hydro poles. Planting can be hard work and the tree can last a lifetime. You want to do it right. We can help. Manitoba Hydro’s Right Tree – Right Place guide will help you choose the safest trees for your location in the province, based on proximity to Manitoba Hydro’s power lines and hydro poles.