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Tree trim crews have been working in Livonia in the wake of recent storms and taking the opportunity to improve reliability. Tree trimming is one of the most effective ways to improve the electrical system in cities like Livonia, a city known for its history and beautiful, long-standing trees. Our team worked to further remove overgrown branches and brush in needed places for the next time inclement weather strikes. DTE arborists worked throughout a subdivision just east of Madonna University and St. Mary Mercy Hospital. Specific streets involved in these energy reliability efforts were Gary, Park, Yale and Ellen.  

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. You can read more about that initiative here. Highlights include:     

  • Accelerating tree trimming work for communities hardest hit by storms last fall     
  • Increasing our tree trim workforce by 30%   
  • 5,700 miles of trees trimmed near power lines last year alone – the same number of miles between northern British Columbia and Detroit!   

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.