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Trees & Power Lines
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Trees & Power Lines

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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

Trees & Power Lines

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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

Click here to learn more about the OPPD Arboretum

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

Click here to visit the Nebraska811 website

Nebraska: 1-800-331-5666 or 811 nationwide

Nebraska One-Call website 

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

Property Grounds Maintenance Standards

Click here to view OPPD Property Grounds Maintenance Standards

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

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.