Tree Clearance

Unfortunately, trees that grow near power lines can be dangerous and cause power outages. Trees are involved in approximately 30 percent of all power outages.

To prevent dangerous situations, Consumers Energy trims and removes trees on a regular, rotating schedule, clearing branches away from power lines and brush away from rights-of-way. Sometimes this includes the complete removal of a tree that is too close to a power line. Occasionally, we have to remove a dead or dying tree, or one in danger of falling because of a shallow root system. Our purpose is to ensure electric reliability and safety.