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Safer, More Reliable Electricity
We prune and remove trees on a 4-year schedule with certified line-clearance arborists to control the estimated 2.3 million trees growing near overhead power lines throughout our service area.
Vegetation Management

Trees that grow into OG&E power lines can cause outages, create safety hazards and drain electricity off the electrical system. To reduce this hazard and keep our rates affordable, certified line-clearance arborists prune and remove trees on a regular schedule.

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Our Process

OG&E manages vegetation by physically pruning or removing undesirable plants. We may also apply environmentally approved herbicides and use tree growth regulators, which inhibit growth rates of trees adjacent to power lines while maintaining the health of those trees.
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Qualified Team Members

Our vegetation management team includes employees with college degrees in forestry, horticulture and environmental sciences. All are Certified Arborists® or Certified Utility Specialists®, credentials earned from the International Society of Arboriculture.

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Award-Winning Care

We've been recognized as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Line USA Utility since 1999 for our commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care while delivering safe and reliable electricity.

OG&E Vegetation Management Practices

Tree Management

OG&E trims and removes approximately 170,000 trees per year.

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How You Can Help

Customers can help minimize outages by making sure to plant the right tree in the right place.

Outages and Vegetation

Storms can cause damage to electrical equipment. Part of our storm restoration work includes clearing tree limbs that are interfering with power lines.

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After The Storm

After the lines are cleared, vegetation crews will take tree and brush debris from the customer’s yard to the curb, but it is the customer’s job to dispose of debris due to storms.

OG&E Vegetation Management Practices

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Environmental Stewardship
As a company, we are dedicated to implementing new ways to minimize our environmental footprint while meeting our clean energy goals.
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Transmission & Distribution
OG&E owns and operates overhead and underground power lines to deliver electricity to our customers in Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
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Grid Enhancement
OG&E’s grid enhancement efforts deliver resiliency and reliability.