To minimize the chance of tree-related power interruptions it’s best to avoid planting new trees under power lines. But if you have no other place for a tree and must plant near a line, there are many low-growing ornamental trees and shrubs that will add beauty to your property and result in little or no interference with power lines.
The best trees or shrubs are those with a mature height of no more than 3m. If you want to plant taller plants, find out what the mature height is and plant it that same distance away from the power line. That way if the tree were to fall, it would stay clear of the power line.