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Tree ideas for woods under/near power lines

9 years ago

We live on a pie-shaped property that has power lines and a full (or used to be full) woods surrounding it along the back curved property line.
We just had tree trimmers for the electric company come through and have literally cut down about 25 (half or so) of the trees as they were either infected emerald ash, dying/dead box elder, or healthy ones that grew into the wires. Our yard frankly looks horrible as we've lost the woods and all you can see is power lines now!
The workers suggested planting bushes (not joking), but we are frankly looking for trees that we can plant relatively close the lines to hide them and will be very fast growing, hopefully without being too weak and breaking after 10 or 15 years.
Any suggestions?

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