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Trees & Power Lines

Trees & Power Lines

Trees & Power Lines



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

Nebraska One-Call website


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

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


Click here to contact OPPD's Forestry Department


To 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.