This spring, DTE tree-trimming crews set out to improve our company’s ability to deliver safe, reliable energy to customers in a neighborhood on the east side of Detroit. Part of this initiative included aggressively clearing an overgrown alleyway, which became an eyesore and safety hazard over the years since it was last trimmed.

Check out the video below to hear from Mr. James Dooley, a DTE customer who lives near the transformed alleyway.

Safer, more reliable energy through tree trimming

Did you know trees are responsible for around 70% of the time our customers spend without power? It’s true. That’s why we’re stepping up efforts to trim overgrown trees to keep you safe, and the energy grid reliable.

Our customers experience 60% fewer outages in the areas we trim. Click here to learn more.