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November Oncor vegetation management efforts

October 22, 2021

Oncor contractors plan to begin trimming trees along the 138Kv transmission feeder lines the beginning of November. Those transmission lines enter the city's eastern boundary in the alley between University and Daniel, they extend north on Boedecker and continue, in the alley between Stanford and Amherst, all the way to the city's western boundary and the Dallas North Tollway. Weather permitting, this work will continue through late November.

Map of work area

A map showing the route of the transmission lines can be found here. Homeowners in the work areas should receive a door notice from Oncor a week or two before work begins.  

Why is the work necessary?

Trees that grow near power lines pose a serious safety risk and are one of the top causes of power outages each year, along with lightning and wildlife. Service interruptions caused by trees are more than an incon­venience. They can endanger lives through the failure of life support systems, fire alarms, and traffic signals. Power out­ages can also be very costly, especially to commercial and in­dustrial customers.

Under Texas law, Oncor may prune or remove trees that interfere with the reliability and integrity of electrical service within their service area. When this happens, Oncor follows generally accepted industry guidelines and best practices. State law also gives Oncor the authority to go onto residential property to conduct their trimming efforts. 

Learn more about Oncor's tree trimming practices.