The right tree in the right place
Landscaping adds beauty and value to your home. Keep power lines - both overhead and underground - in mind when you plant shrubs, trees or other plants. Place trees where they won't interfere with utility service lines. Remember that you are planting for tomorrow - choose trees, shrubs and plants that will fit the site when they mature.
See Kansas City Power & Light's helpful guide to appropriate tree selection and planting here: The Right Tree In The Right Place .
Before you dig
For safety, you are required by law to Call Before You Dig. In response, your local utility companies will come out and mark the location of underground utility lines. How far in advance you must call varies from state to state, so plan ahead and check with your state's program for guidelines. Failure to obtain a line location before you dig can result in a substantial fine.