The City of Howell is advising of tree trimming efforts and residents and businesses will likely notice work crews around the community.

The city says DTE Energy work crews will soon be tree trimming and, if necessary, removing trees growing too close to power lines. If a tree poses a serious hazard to power lines or if trimming will put the tree's health at risk, DTE may need to remove it but crews will make every effort to work with property owners before removing any trees. Howell is a Tree City USA community.

Residents are advised they may see DTE arborist planners in their yard or neighborhood inspecting the power lines and trees to determine where trimming is needed. Arborist planners will be wearing yellow DTE Energy vests and carrying ID badges. If tree work is needed on a person’s property, The city says the arborist planner will knock on your door. If you are not home, then DTE will leave a "Tree Work Scheduled" door card. Anyone with questions about work intended for their property should call the number on the door card.

More information regarding DTE’s tree trimming program is available through the provided link. Photo: DTE. (JM)