Trees are an important part of the environment that beautify our neighborhoods and communities. Trees too close to power lines can become a hazard and contribute to power outages. With a little planning and proper maintenance, trees and power lines can safely co-exist.
2018 Right Tree, Right Place Grants
DP&L is investing in our local communities through grants to Tree City USA municipalities in our service area. 2018 grant applications are due February 23. Learn more.
Tree limbs and branches hitting or falling on overhead utility lines during a storm are among the most common causes of outages. Each year DP&L trims trees along 2,100 miles of overhead distribution power lines to maintain the reliability of our electricity system. By selecting the right tree and planting it in the right place, you can help minimize power outages and flickers for you and your neighbors.
Planting and Landscaping Information
Trees in the Miami Valley
Trees near power lines are a common cause of power outages. With a little planning and seasonal maintenance, trees and power lines can safely co-exist.Read More
Plant smart with utilities in mind.Read More
DP&L works year-round to remove dangerous limbs near power lines to improve the safety and reliability of your electric service.Read More
Planting and building near DP&L equipment
Be sure to maintain a safe clearance when building or planting near DP&L equipment.Read More
Emerald Ash Borer
Throughout the Miami Valley, there are an increasing number of dead and dying trees outside of DP&L's trim zone that pose a risk to power lines.Read More
Asian Longhorned Beetle
The Asian Longhorned Beetle poses a risk to your trees, and your electric service.Read More
DP&L invests in our equipment and technology to create a stronger, safer and a more efficient electrical system every day.Read More
Tree City USA Community Grants
DP&L is seeking applications from Tree City USA communities in our service area to award three $25,000 Right Tree, Right Place economic development grants.Read More
DP&L partnered with Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project to plant ornamental cherry trees in local Miami Valley neighborhoods.Read More
DP&L Cherry Blossom Trail
DP&L partnered with Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project and the city of Dayton to plant a cherry blossom trail along the Miami River in downtown Dayton.Read More