Distribution vs. Transmission@headerSize>
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
Trees & Power Lines@headerSize>
Save energy at home and help OPPD maintain reliable electric service by planting the right tree in the right place.
Tree planting information
LEARN about tree trimming methods to maintain healthy trees and keep them safely away from power lines.
Visit the OPPD Arboretum@headerSize>
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.
Call Before You Dig@headerSize>
Nebraska: 1-800-331-5666 or 811 nationwide
Nebraska One-Call website
Iowa: 1-800-292-8989 or 811 nationwide
Property Grounds Maintenance Standards@headerSize>
OPPD is committed to keeping its properties maintained to a reasonable standard, to protect Nebraska waterways and wildlife, and follow federal, state, city and county codes. LEARN MORE
Contact OPPD Forestry@headerSize>
To learn more or report a tree or power line problem, call 402-536-4131 in Omaha or 1-877-536-4131 outside the metro, or email Forestry Department.