Vegetation Management
Trees that grow near power lines pose a serious safety risk and are also a significant cause of power outages each year.

South Central Power is responsible for ensuring the safe, reliable delivery of electric service within its service territory. At times, this may involve tree trimming or cutting. When trimming or cutting trees, South Central Power follows generally accepted industry guidelines and best practices to ensure minimal impact on the environment.

Most or many power outages within the service territory are caused by trees that have grown tall enough to be blown into or fall onto power lines. In addition to causing power outages, trees can be a threat to public safety and property if poorly located. Proper planning can minimize the risks.

Plant a tree

Plant the Right Tree in the Right Place

Make an informed decision when choosing which tree to plant.

Tips on hiding electrical lines and poles.

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Wood Chips

Wood Chips

On occasion, South Central Power has wood chips available for mulching or other landscape projects. To request wood chips, complete the online request form.

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FAQs

FAQs

Find answers to why do you want to trim my trees and why do you need to cut so much.

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