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Trees, Vegetation, & Power Lines

Keeping a clear area around power lines is critical for maintaining a safe, reliable electric system. Learn about our vegetation management practices and your options for landscaping near power lines.

Tree removals and ongoing maintenance

Learn about the danger of trees near power lines, arc flashes, clearance requirements and our vegetation management practices.

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Standards and regulations

Great River Energy is required to meet many federal, state and local guidelines. Learn how strict regulations have changed utility practices and are making the electric system safer and more reliable.

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The clear zone

Learn about clear zone requirements and how transmission lines can sag and sway to the edges of the right of way.

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Planting trees and shrubs

Selecting the right trees and shrubs and the right locations helps avoid problems in the future when planting near power lines.

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Choosing native plants and grasses

Native plants and grasses offer a number of benefits to property owners and utilities.

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Energy for Wildlife

Great River Energy is a member of the Energy for Wildlife program.

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