Trees are the cause of many power outages as they grow into the lines or during a storm are blown into the line.
- OPD5 asks that you do not plant any trees directly under the power line and give any planted to the side plenty of room for the canopy of the tree to spread.
- OPD5 will annually trim all trees in the right of way to a 10’ clearance. This allows for growth and movement during storm situations.
- Tree removal is also available in certain situations. Contact the utility in your area to schedule an appointment to speak with a company representative on site.