If you’ve ever planted a tree, then you know how important it is to know what’s under the ground before you start digging. Thankfully, there’s a number you can call to find out if your planting spot is a good one.
811 is the number to dial to find out if you can dig a hole deep enough to plant a tree. It’s a federally designated number to inform the public of underground lines. You can also find out this information by going to Call811.com. The information is free and is for public safety.
Places in the United States have become more and more crowded, and with construction being done all the time, it’s never been more important to check the ground for utility lines before digging. Damage to these lines can cause serious damage to the environment, not to mention the financial penalties for destroying these lines. It’s extremely dangerous to dig without knowing what’s below, and hitting a line could cause injury or even death.
Here are the steps to take before you start digging.
Planting a tree is is a wonderful thing to do for our environment, but it’s very important to call before you dig.