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Your service drop, or the line that runs from the utility pole to your home, is your personal connection to the power grid, and DTE does not trim around these lines.
The actual tree trimming is a joke--more like mangling.
Keeping branches and other brush away from these lines can prevent an outage or other electrical problems. Please allow business days for a response from our Tree Trim team. This form should not be used to report emergencies such as arcing/sparking wires, trees/branches on electric lines, or any other matters that require immediate response. Please call for all emergency situations.
Feb 16, If DTE just trimmed trees in my neighborhood, why did my power still go out? Although trees are the leading cause of power outages, outages may be caused by other factors such as extreme temperatures, animals, lightning, ice, public interference, or an equipment problem. It is still possible that a tree-related outage may occur after tree trimming; healthy trees or trees outside of our specification (further away from our power lines).
A DTE Energy contract tree crew has completed the tree trimming work on your property. DTE contracts all its tree trimming work to professional tree trimming services.
Woody debris may have been left on your property in accordance with the utilities debris policy (indicated below): Caused by mother nature: Trees or limbs that fall due to natural causes are the customer’s responsibility for removal. Sep 12, Duckett called a local tree service company to get an estimate, and was told that, for safety reasons, DTE would need to trim the brittle branches away from the electrical wires before they could do the removal.
On June 26, Duckett called DTE and informed them of the situation.
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Feb 26, Tree cutting and power line safety Always look for nearby power lines before beginning to cut down any tree.
Call the local utility before cutting down any tree that might fall into a power line.
Treat all power lines as energized. Never climb or attempt to fell a tree that has a limb caught in a power line.