Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) Arboretum
OPPD maintains a 27 acre arboretum in northwest Omaha at the northeast corner of 108th Street and Blondo Street. The purpose of the arboretum is to provide education on power line safety and energy conservation through landscaping and offer Omaha residents a natural retreat to relax.
The arboretum consists of six different areas which include:
- Electrical Safety Education Area: Educations the public on tree trimming and species of trees and shrubs that can be planted near power lines.
- Substation Overlook: Overlooks the electrical substation and explains each of the substation components.
- Transmission Line Demonstration: Illustrates vegetation management practices.
- Shelterbelt, Wildlife and Erosion Control Plantings: Platings used to attract wildlife and provide soil and wind conservation.
- Formal Planting Area: A variety of tree species.
- Outdoor Classroom: Area for demonstrations and education.
There are two miles of walking trails so the next time you want to take a relaxing walk go to OPPD's Arboretum.