Trees are a valuable source of oxygen, they provide shelter from the wind and a home for animals, but they can also mean trouble for power lines.

According to SaskPower Spokesperson Larry Christie, approximately one-thousand power outages occur annually when trees come into contact with overhead power lines.

SaskPower encourages people to consider the mature height of a tree before it's planted, and recommends planting a minimum of ten metres away from existing overhead power lines.

Every year, SaskPower provides half-a-million seedlings to customers and non-profit organizations.