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Posted on: July 6, 2018

DTE to begin herbicide program in July

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As part of DTE’s tree trim program, it will begin herbicide treatment across Taylor this month.  

DTE estimates that two-thirds of power outages are due to problematic vegetation around power lines.

Here are some highlights:

  • Communication with customers will be done by the contractors, who will leave door hangers if the landowner is not home. A second attempt will be made when the contractor will come back to collect the door hanger.
  • Door hangers and the herbicides web page have illustrations depicting what to expect following herbicide treatment.
  • No property will be treated with herbicides unless DTE has been given documented permission: door hanger permit signed or approval sent by email.
  • The chemicals used will be listed on the door hanger and on DTE’s herbicides web page.
  • All chemicals are approved by EPA and of strengths comparable with household chemicals.
  • A 10-foot buffer will be left to sensitive areas (parks, pastures, landscaped areas, bodies of water, etc.).
  • No spraying will be done within 100 feet of an inhabited house if the owner does not give us permission to do so.

Attached are a few documents containing more information:

For more information from DTE ...
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