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Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming on Maryland
Now that DTE restoration is complete on Maryland, the City will be doing corrective trimming on damaged trees due to the DTE construction. Trees will also be trimmed for sidewalk and street clearance. Oak and elm trees will be skipped and trimmed during the dormant season due to the Oak Wilt Disease and Dutch elm disease respectively. Trimming will continue on Maryland the  week of June 7. No Parking signs will be posted one block at a time. As DTE restoration is completed subsequent blocks will be trimmed. Say-A-Tree is the contractor which will be doing the work; questions can be directed to City Forester, Brian Colter at (313) 822-5020.

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Graphic that clarifies the area DTE is referring to regarding service drop policy, and some clarifying language:

DTE Service Drop & Electric Meter Graphic

The tree issue you contacted us about concerns your service drop, or the line that runs from the utility pole to your home. This is your personal connection to the power grid. Like most utilities, DTE doesn’t trim around service drops. Customers are responsible for keeping branches and limbs away from service drops. Since these lines do carry voltage, we recommend you hire a professional tree service to complete this trimming.”

DTE’s tree trim folks consulted with our vendor, Energy Group, who works in the Grosse Pointe Park area. When trimming oaks, tools are sterilized using a combination of Steramine sanitizing liquid and Lysol.

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