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Posted on: January 3, 2020

DTE plans tree trimming program in the community

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Overgrown trees are the leading cause of power outages, and can cause serious public safety hazards, according to DTE, which is planning extensive tree-trimming operations throughout northern and central Taylor in 2020.

DTE is committed to working with residents throughout the process. Here are some things that you can expect:

  • You may see DTE representatives in your yard or neighborhood, inspecting power lines and trees. They will be wearing high-visibility vests and carry DTE ID badges
  • If work is needed on your property, DTE representatives will knock on your door to speak with you. If you are not home, they will leave a “Tree Work Scheduled” door card, with a telephone number listed for more information
  • If a tree poses a serious hazard or if trimming will put the tree’s health at risk, DTE may need to remove it. In this case, representatives will leave addition information, and work even more closely with the resident(s) involved.

If you have questions, please call DTE at 1-800-477-4747.

For an overview of the DTE tree trimming program, click here.

Downloadable documents:

DTE tree trimming map of Taylor

Pre-trim customer letter (sample)

Tree removal agreement (sample)

Tree work scheduled card (sample)

“We were here” door card (sample)

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