CenterPoint Energy understands that the responsible planting of trees is a way to care for our environment and beautify our community, yet we are also committed to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity. To maintain safety and electric service reliability, we trim up to 1 million trees per year. The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized us for planting trees and for trimming trees with care to ensure our service commitments.
When trees grow into power lines, they can cause power outages and create safety hazards for you and your neighbors. Therefore, CenterPoint Energy encourages you to "plant the right tree in the right place."