Trees are an important part of the urban landscape. In fact, Eugene has been designated a
"Tree City USA Community" by the Arbor Day Foundation for over 30 years. Trees have an economic and emotional
value in our community that is impossible to ignore. At the same time, we desire and rely on the quality of life that electricity
provides. Trees and electrical lines often come into conflict due to incorrect planting choices or failure of over-mature or diseased trees.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board offers resources for selecting, planting, pruning
and maintaining trees on your property that could potentially conflict with overhead electrical lines. EWEB also operates an extensive
vegetation management program led by the utility's full-time arborists and foresters.
EWEB's program strives to maximize public safety, electric reliability, tree health and customer satisfaction.
Since 2007, we have earned the Tree Line USA award from the National
Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of our efforts to protect and enhance Eugene's urban forests while
delivering reliable energy service.
Working together, we can ensure safety and reliability while maintaining Eugene's valuable urban forest.
If you have questions or concerns about trees near utility lines, call (541) 685-7000.
Important safety information 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 near electrical lines.