If you’re getting ready to plant trees, bushes or shrubs, please look around to see where overhead power lines may hinder their growth in the future. Call CPI’s right-of-way department for assistance on plant selection and placement. Remember that a 2 foot tall fir seedling will grow over 100 feet tall and 30-50 feet wide. The cost to maintain a tree like this for the duration of its life can be over $30,000. After you’ve looked up, look down for underground service as well. Planting over underground utilities or planting cover to hide underground utilities makes an outage last longer and is unsafe for workers. To get your underground utilities located free of charge just call 1-800-332-2344.
Are you planning to log a parcel of land this year? Be careful around power lines. Remember, “safe logging saves lives!” If there are CPI power lines in proximity to your harvest area please call for assistance and consultation . CPI will provide at no charge, technical expertise to help survey the hazards involved with power lines. Upon mutual agreement, CPI will assist in falling hazardous trees. ONLY PERSONS QUALIFIED TO WORK NEAR ENERGIZED CONDUCTORS SHOULD WORK AROUND POWER LINES!! Slash should not be piled and burned on power line rights of way. After your trees are safely harvested, be certain when replanting to observe dedicated easements and rights of way on the property.
Right Tree Arboretum
Wondering what type of tree to plant on your property? Take a leisurely stroll through the “Right Tree Arboretum” located at the CPI substation on North 19th and Green Road in Philomath. The arboretum has 6 different species of trees that do well in restricted space planting areas. These specimen trees are readily available in our area and suited for this region. Trivial Tree
Trivia……..and some not so trivial stuff too!
- Trees are the only natural resource that is renewable
- The first observance of Arbor Day was in 1872 in Nebraska
- Trees are the number one cause of electrical service interruptions
- Arbor week is celebrated in Oregon the first week in April
- The National Arbor Day Foundation is the worlds’ largest tree-planting environmental organization