I'm planting full-grown trees from a nursery along the perimeter of my property. There is an existing outdoor receptacle on the concrete barrier dividing my property line about 6-12" above the ground level. I want to plant a tree in front of it or to the side. I'm wondering what minimum clearance the receptacle needs to be kept compliant.

I'm in California btw with a home originally built in the 1970s.

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    I suppose if it gets to close to a tree then it becomes...a branch circuit. Sep 9, 2022 at 0:37
  • Leave enough space to reach it easily. Remember trees increase their diameters as they grow, it is slow, but maybe an extra foot diameter in 20/30 years(probably more years). You don't want to depend on a six year old every time you want to plug something in.
    – crip659
    Sep 9, 2022 at 10:47
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    @manassehkatz-Moving2Codidact Since it's only one receptacle, it can't be a trunk line.
    – JACK
    Sep 9, 2022 at 12:40


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