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Trees & Right-of-Way

In order to provide safe, reliable electrical service, we maintain the rights-of-way under our power lines. We do this through right-of-way and vegetation management. This requires pruning, removing, cutting brush and applying herbicides to prevent vegetation from interrupting your electric service.

Right-of-Way Use

Rights-of-way are acquired by Georgia Power for the majority of its utility corridors. Learn how we keep the public safe by maintaining or clearing areas around facilities such as poles, wires and structures.


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Tree Line USA

The Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America's urban forests. The Tree Line USA program promotes the dual goals of safe, reliable electric service and abundant, healthy trees across utility service areas. The Tree Line USA program seeks to promote best practices in utility arboriculture and public education through five core standards: quality tree care, annual worker training, tree planting and public education, tree-based energy conservation programs and participation in Arbor Day.

Georgia High-Voltage Act

Georgia law requires contacting the Utilities Protection Center at 811 or 1-800-282-7411 to request safeguards before beginning any work near electrical lines carrying more than 750 volts.

Read the Act