We love our trees in Eugene. But we also love the quality of life electricity has
given us. Trees and power lines often come into conflict, usually because the incorrect
species of tree was planted directly below or near overhead lines.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board offers some advice for selecting, planting, pruning
and maintaining trees on your property. EWEB has also established an extensive tree-trimming
program led by the utility's full-time arborist. EWEB's program was developed to
maximize public safety, electric reliability and tree health. Since 2007, we've earned the Tree Line USA award from the National
Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of our efforts to protect and enhance urban forests while
ensuring reliable energy service.
Working together, we can maintain safety, keep Eugene a city of trees and significantly
reduce power outages.
For questions about trees located near utility lines, call (541) 685-7000.
Important safety tips for pruning or removing a tree.
Select a tree that is a good match for your planting site.
Learn more about how and why EWEB prunes or removes trees located along power line right-of-ways.