Mature Orchard Incentive Program for Transmission Lines

Working together to reach safe solutions

We work with orchard growers to maintain safe distances between trees and high-voltage power lines. To ensure that these safety clearances are maintained and to abide by federal and state laws, we created the Mature Orchard Incentive Program for Transmission Lines. Through incentives, it encourages orchard growers to remove nut-bearing trees under transmission lines.

Here's how it works Incentive example for a Fresno County mature almond orchard: $23,000 Land value Value per acre—appraised amount varies by county and type of orchard (trends in agriculture) + $8,680 (124 trees) Additional incentive $70 per tree removed for clean-up or stump removal—approximately an additional $7,000–$9,000 per acre = $31,680 Total orchard incentive Ranges from $27,000 to more than $35,000 per acre of trees removed

*This incentive offer is available for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis.

Growers can use the incentive to replant crops that are compatible with electric transmission lines or reinvest the funds according to their needs.

Call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000 or download the Mature Orchard Incentive Program Brochure (PDF, 8.5 MB)