Vegetation Management

As part of our wildfire prevention efforts, we trim and remove trees and shrubs that can impact overhead power lines. Our crews manage more than 2.2 million trees along 12,000 miles of overhead power lines and we spend approximately $26 million on tree-trimming and vegetation management each year. In this gallery, you’ll find photos and video of crews trimming branches and felling trees.

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Asplundh crews conduct vegetation management operations by trimming tree branches near PGE power lines in Portland, Ore. (video courtesy of PGE).

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Asplundh crews conduct vegetation management operations in Mt. Hood National Forest near Rhododendron, Ore. PGE crews work year-round to keep trees, branches and brush clear of our power lines across our service area by managing more than 2 million trees along 12,000 miles of overhead power lines. (video courtesy of PGE).

Tree trimming operations

 Asplundh tree crew member ascends a tree
 crew member evaluates overhead safety hazards during hazard tree removal operations
An Asplundh tree crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal operations
 crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal
 crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest
 tree crew member navigates the bucket lift during hazard tree removal
PGE crew member navigates the bucket lift during hazard tree removal operations
crew member navigates the bucket lift during hazard tree removal
crew member removes branches in the tree canopy during hazard tree removal operations
tree crew member removes branches in the tree canopy during hazard tree removal operations
crew member safely positions the bucket lift during hazard tree removal operations
crew member signals that they are ready to descend during hazard tree removal operations
Crew members strategize during hazard tree removal operations
Two team members strategize during hazard tree removal operations
 tree crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations
 crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations
 crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations
crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations

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An Asplundh tree crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member evaluates overhead safety hazards during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member ascends a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member navigates the bucket lift during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member navigates the bucket lift during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member navigates the bucket lift during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member removes branches in the tree canopy during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member removes branches in the tree canopy during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member safely positions the bucket lift during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member signals that they are ready to descend during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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Zach Bertalot (right), PGE manager of forestry, and Asplundh tree crew members (left), strategize during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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Zach Bertalot (right), PGE manager of forestry, and an Asplundh tree crew member (left), strategize during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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An Asplundh tree crew member fells a tree during hazard tree removal operations in Mt. Hood National Forest (photo courtesy PGE).

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