You may have noticed our tree trimmers working in Southfield near West 11 Mile and Evergreen Roads. Tree trimming is one of the fastest ways to improve power reliability in your neighborhood. As summer storms increase, clearing off branches that may interfere with overhead lines during inclement weather helps ensure that you have the power you need, when you need it.
In late 2021, DTE made a $90 million investment to accelerate its tree trimming efforts across the communities it serves to help prevent outages during heavy storms. You can read more about that initiative here. Highlights include:
- Accelerating tree trimming work for the communities hardest hit by recent storms last fall
- Trimming 5,700 miles of trees near power lines — more than the distance from Detroit to Hawaii — in the last year alone
- Increasing our tree trim workforce by 30%
If trees are creating a safety hazard near your residence, please report it to DTE. If trees are growing near the lines, but aren’t causing an immediate safety issue, they’ll be trimmed in accordance with our ongoing maintenance schedule.