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Tree Trimming to Prevent Outages

Trees and other vegetation are a major cause of power outages. That’s why SWEPCO maintains rights of way with tree trimming and other vegetation management.

To learn more:

You can help prevent tree-related power outages and reduce the amount of tree trimming needed by planting the right tree in the right place.

  • Plant trees away from power lines based on their variety: small varieties at least 20 feet away; medium varieties at least 30 feet away; large varieties at least 40 feet away.
  • Download our free booklet: Tree Tips: A Planting Guide

More tree planting information:

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