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Posted on: February 24, 2017

DTE to resume tree trimming schedule in specific locations

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DTE Energy is committed to providing safe and reliable electricity for every home and family in this region. To support that commitment, DTE Energy work crews will soon be visiting Taylor to trim and, if necessary, remove trees growing too close to power lines.

Trees growing near and into power lines can create public safety hazards and cause power outages. In fact, two-thirds of the time customers spend without power is due to trees.

DTE’s tree trimming program is an industry best practice designed to prevent dangerous situations and ensure electric reliability. DTE understands that customers value trees. These same customers also rely on DTE to provide reliable power – in good weather and in bad. That’s why our tree care experts work to find a balance between reliable power and healthy trees.

DTE is committed to working collaboratively with residents to address any concerns before tree work begins (see map).

Here’s what you can expect will happen over the next several weeks.

  • You may see our arborist planners in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Arborist planners will be wearing yellow DTE Energy vests and carrying ID badges
  • If tree work is needed on your property, the arborist planner will knock on your door. If you are not home, we will leave a “Tree Work Scheduled” door card. If you have questions about the work intended for your property, please call the number on the door card
  • If a tree poses a serious hazard to power lines or if trimming will put the tree’s health at risk, DTE may need to remove it. DTE will make every effort to work with property owners before removing any trees.

Please be assured that DTE follows industry standards for trimming and/or removal of trees near power lines. All work will be completed by tree professionals who have been trained on safe, proper and environmentally responsible work practices.

For more information regarding our tree trimming program, visit Please also review the brochure to learn more about how to plant the right tree in the right place. This program will ensure that trees and power lines co-exist safely in your yard while delivering the energy you depend on each and every day.

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