Unsuitable Trees

Essential Energy Safety advice for the community


The following trees are NOT suitable for planting under powerlines:
Botanical name Common name
Acacia species (large) Wattle
Acer species Maples - not Japanese
Acmena species Lillypilly or Bush Cherry
Alnus species Black & Evergreen alder
Araucaria species Bunya-Bunya, Hoop or Norfolk Island Pine
Bambusa species Bamboo
Banksia species (large) Banksia
Betula species Birch
Brachychiton species Lacebark, Flame & Kurragong
Caesalpinea ferrea Leopard tree
Casuarina species She-Oaks
Cedrus species Cedar, also Fir & Spruce
Celtis species Nettle-tree
Cinnamomum camphora Camphor laurel
Cupressus species Cypress trees
Delonix rigia Poinciana or Flamboyant
Erythrina species Coral-tree
Eucalyptus species (large) Gum trees
Ficus species Fig trees
Fraxinus species Ash
Gleditsia species Honey Locust
Grevillia robusta Silky Oak
Hymenosporum flavum Native Frangipani
Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda
Ligustrum species Privet
Liquidamber species Liquidamber
Lophostemon confertus Brush box
Magnolia grandiflora Bull Bay Magnolia
Melaleuca species (large) Paperbarks
Melia azedarach White cedar
Palm species Palm
Pinus species Pine
Platanus species Plane tree
Populus species Poplar
Quercus species Oak
Salix species Willow
Schinus species Pepper-corn tree
Stenocarpus spinuatus Qld. Firewheel tree
Syncarpia glomulifera Turpentine
Syzygium species Lillypilly or bush cherry
Tamarix aphylla Athel pine
Tilia species Linden or lime tree
Tipuana tipu Race-horse tree
Ulmus species Elm
Zelkova serrata Japanese Elm
ALL Tall growing fruit & nut trees


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