Plant the right tree in the right location for energy efficiency

Beauty Shot-SIZEDPlanting the right tree in the right place can help you save energy at home and help OPPD maintain reliable electric service.

The Arbor Day Foundation has a great graphic to illustrate how various species should be planted at various distances from power lines. This helps ensure electric reliability in your area.

Strategically planted trees can also provide shade in the heat of the summer and a wind break during cold winter weather. As trees reach maturity, this can help reduce home energy costs by as much as 30 percent.

OPPD offers a variety of tips related to trees and tree-planting online.amur chokecherry

On the homepage and right, a beautiful Amur Chokecherry tree shows its bronze hues. This tree is located at the OPPD arboretum at 108th & Blondo streets in Omaha, Neb.

Jodi Baker

About Jodi Baker

Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. She's married with two children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier.

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