DTE Tree Trimming Program
In Berkley, we take great pride in the canopy of trees that are such a vital part of our neighborhood streets. Along with that sense of pride, comes the responsibility of working with companies like DTE Energy to ensure our trees are located a safe distance from our power lines.
Power outages and other potential safety hazards are frequently caused when tree branches grow too close to power lines. To help protect residents and their own infrastructure – and avoid possible power outages - DTE Energy will be trimming trees in the areas indicated on this map throughout 2018.
As a homeowner, here’s what you need to know about the tree trimming program:
- You may see DTE representatives in your yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Representatives will be wearing high-visibility vests and carrying DTE identification badges.
- If tree work is needed on your property, the representative will knock on your door. If you are not home, they will leave a “Tree Work Scheduled” door card. If you have questions about the work intended for your property, please call the number on the door card.
- If a tree poses a serious hazard to power lines or if trimming will put the tree’s health at risk, it may need to be removed. In this case, representatives will leave behind additional information and make considerable attempts to work directly with the property owner before removing any trees.
Thinking about planting a tree in your yard? If so, get free advice on where and what to plant at dteenergy.com/treecare. The same web page also provides a full view of DTE’s tree trimming program in 2018.
While the City of Berkley does not own any of the utility poles or power lines that are used to provide service, our city council and staff employees work closely with DTE to help maintain their system in an effort to decrease power outages in our community.
If you have further questions about the 2018 tree trimming program, contact DTE at 1-800-477-4747.