DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Edison crews will soon hit the streets, as they begin their annual tree-trimming program.
WWJ’s Gary Lundy reports that during severe weather, fallen limbs and tree branches can create the majority of the power outages.
By trimming trees to a 10-foot distance between tree branches and power lines, DTE says they can reduce tree-related power outages.
Once the work is completed, Detroit Edison removes small branches and debris from customer properties.
Larger trimmed branches are cut to firewood length and left behind for customer use or disposal.
Detroit Edison will not remove diseased tree debris.
Like most other utilities nationwide, Detroit Edison also does not remove debris caused by severe storms.
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