Think Smart, Plant Smart program
Plant Smart is a vegetation management program developed by Ergon Energy and Greening Australia to educate the community on planting appropriate trees under and around powerlines. The Townsville City Council is leading the way by actively participating in the Plant Smart program to help you choose the right plants for planting near powerlines. This ensures that the trees won’t grow into powerlines, potentially disrupting the power supply to you and your neighbours and bringing live powerlines to the ground in a storm or windy conditions. It also ensures Ergon Energy’s tree management contractors won’t have to remove a tree that you’ve come to love.
The Think Smart, Plant Smart brochure contains a list of native plants which can be planted near powerlines, along with some great planting tips.