Vegetation management
Tree management

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.

Trees and safety

Important safety information 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 near electrical lines.