- When mature, trees should not grow to within 2 metres of powerlines, that is, the powerline from the street to your home and the powerlines that run along your street or in easements (top right)
- Before planting on Energex easements always contact Energex on 13 12 53 to check if there are any special planting requirements.
- If you want to plant taller plants, apply the 45 degree rule: Plant at a distance from the powerline at least equal to the expected mature height of the plant (bottom right)
- Do not plant climbing trees or plants near the base of power poles. They can grow up into the lines and pose a safety risk or interrupt electricity supply.
Brisbane City Council – Street Trees
Description of the types of trees the council plants along our roads and streets is listed below:
Trees suitable for under powerlines
|Golden penda (Xanthostemon chrysanthus)||Ivory Curl Flower (Buckinghamia celsissima)|
|Kaffir bean (Schotia brachypetala)||Native wisteria tree (Pongamia pinnata)|
|Pink bottlebrush (Callistemon “Eureka”)||Pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia palmerii)|
|Poinciana (Delonix regia)||Queensland pittosporum (Pittosporum rhombifolium)|
|Silver trumpet tree (Tabebuia argentea)||Tulipwood (Harpullia pendula)|
|White oak (Grevillea baileyana)|
Trees suitable for other places
|Broad leaved paperbark (Melaleuca quinquinervia)||Brush box (Lophostemon confertus)|
|Bumpy Ash (Flindersia schottiana)||Cassod tree (Cassia siamea)|
|Crows Ash (Flindersia australis)||Leopard tree (Caesalpinea ferrea)|
|Pink trumpet tree (Tabebuia rosea)||Small leaved lilly pilly (Syzygium leuhmanii)|
|Tuckeroo (Cupaniopsis anacardioides)||Weeping paperbark (Melaleuca leucadendron)|
|Weeping satinash (Waterhousea floribunda)||Yellow poinciana (Peltophorum pterocarpum)|
Trees which require footpath planting width of 4.5m or greater (more than 1.5m clearance from kerb or footpath strip)
|Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)||Poinciana (Delonix regia)|
For more information send us an email or contact your local council.