Another week meant another opportunity for tree trim crews to be out improving reliability for our customers — this time in West Bloomfield. The work was done near Bloomer Park in the Echo Beach subdivision at the corner of Shady Terr and Echo Drive. Our team carefully and safely removed overgrown tree limbs off mainlines in the backyards of customers. As you can see in the photos, we were able to get high up using bucket trucks to get those tall overhanging branches that could cause serious problems in inclement weather. 

In late 2021, DTE made a $90 million investment to accelerate tree trimming efforts across the communities it serves, helping prevent outages during heavy storms.   

Highlights include:       

  • Accelerating tree trimming work for communities hardest hit by storms last fall       
  • Increasing our tree trim workforce by 30%     
  • Trimming 5,700 miles of trees near power lines — more than the distance from Detroit to Hawaii — in the last year alone

If trees are creating a safety hazard near your home, please report it to DTE here. We prioritize safety concerns based on the severity of the hazard.  

You may see more of our crews in the coming months as part of our accelerated electric reliability projects in your area, including more tree trimming and infrastructure updates. All these projects are underway to improve your service and reliability for the short and long term. 

Make sure to regularly check the West Bloomfield community page to learn more about what’s going on in your neighborhood. You can also follow DTE on Facebook and Twitter for even more updates and information.