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.

right tree, right place

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.

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  • Landscaping 101

    Plant smart with utilities in mind.

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  • Tree Trimming

    DP&L does not pick up or remove tree debris following storms. Check with your local community, many have scheduled special brush pickups following Winter Storm Avery.

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  • Planting and building near DP&L equipment

    Be sure to maintain a safe clearance when building or planting near DP&L equipment.

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  • 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.

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  • Asian Longhorned Beetle

    The Asian Longhorned Beetle poses a risk to your trees, and your electric service.

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  • System Improvements

    DP&L invests in our equipment and technology to create a stronger, safer and a more efficient electrical system every day.

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  • Tree City USA Community Grants

    DP&L has awarded $275,000 in community environmental grants to Tree City USA communities in our service area.

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  • Tree-Friendly Neighborhoods

    DP&L partnered with Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project to plant ornamental cherry trees in local Miami Valley neighborhoods.

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  • 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.

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