Empire is proud to provide utility arboretums for our customers. The utility arboretum is a place where customers can see living examples of proper tree selection and placement in relation to an existing power line. This unique educational tool was designed to enhance the safe and reliable operation of the electrical system while preserving the health and beauty of the landscape. Customers can visit utility arboretums in Ozark, Missouri, and Joplin, Missouri.
In Ozark, the arboretum is located behind the Ozark Recreation Center, one-half mile east of Highway 65, just off Jackson Street. The Ozark arboretum is a joint effort of Empire, Missouri Department of Conservation, and the Parks Department of the City of Ozark.
In Joplin, the arboretum is located in Landreth Park, one-quarter mile east off of Main Street on Murphy Boulevard. The Joplin arboretum is a joint effort of Empire and the City of Joplin.