Tree trimming
Tree management

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.

Trees and safety

Important safety tips for pruning or removing a tree.

Tree selection and planting

Select a tree that is a good match for your planting site.

Tree pruning and removal

Learn more about how and why EWEB prunes or removes trees located along power line right-of-ways.