South Central Power

Vegetation Management

Tree trimming & vegetation management education

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

Landscape protection services

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.


Protect against power outages

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 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

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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Directional Pruning

Directional pruning

South Central Power adopted the practice of directional pruning, which improves system reliability by directing regrowth away from power lines.

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Utility Tree Pruning

Understand the need for vegetation management along electric lines.

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Find answers to “why do you want to trim my trees?,”  “why do you need to cut so much?” and more!

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For additional information and questions, complete our online request form or call Tom Lacey at 1-800-282-5064, ext 6170.