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Trees & Power Lines

Trees & Power Lines

Trees & Power Lines

tree trimming near power line

Planting the right tree in the right place can help you save energy at home and help OPPD maintain reliable electric service. READ MORE

Like a Walk in the Park

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In a beautiful, park-like setting, learn how to plant trees to enhance energy efficiency and avoid interference with electrical equipment at the OPPD arboretum. Nebraska 811. Know what's below. 811 before you dig.Nebraska: 1-800-331-5666 or 811 nationwide

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Iowa: 1-800-292-8989 or 811 nationwide


Distribution vs. Transmission

These lines serve different purposes, but trees planted too close to either can cause safety hazards and power outages. OPPD vegetation management differs for each type of line:

Distribution Lines & Trees
Transmission Lines & Trees

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Contact OPPD Forestry

woman using mobile phoneTo learn more, ask a question, or report a tree or power line problem, call 402-536-4131 in Omaha or 1-877-536-4131 outside the metro, or online OPPD’s Forestry Department.