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DTE linemen and tree trimmers regularly work together to improve the electric grid. Tree trimmers were called to an Inkster neighborhood near Stollman Drive and Biltmore Street in preparation for our linemen to complete a pole replacement. They trimmed excess tree limbs that would interfere with the overhead lines, allowing our crews to safely upgrade the infrastructure. 

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    
  • Last year alone, we trimmed 5,700 miles of trees near power lines – the same number of miles it would take to reach northern British Columbia from Detroit.   
  • 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.