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Trimming Trees for Reliable Power

Each year, Great Lakes Energy determines areas to be targeted for vegetation management, or tree re-clearing, along our power lines.

Trees, it turns out, are a major cause of power outages on GLE lines. Methodical trimming and herbicide application on a regular schedule helps to reduce vegetation-caused outages and lessen annoying blinks.

See by the schedule below if your county or township is scheduled for re-clearing in 2018. If your area is scheduled, and provided we have your accurate contact information on file, you will receive an automated phone call, postcard and email from us advising you of vegetation management measures planned.  To verify your contact information is up-to-date, please call us at 888-GT-LAKES (485-2537).

Find more information in our vegetation management brochure



Antrim: Banks, Central Lake, Custer, Echo, Forest Home, Helena, Kearney, Mancelona, Milton, Star, Warner

Charlevoix: Chandler, Hudson, South Arm

Cheboygan: Wilmot

Emmet: Friendship, Pleasant View, Readmond

Kalkaska: Clearwater, Cold Springs, Kalkaska, Rapid River

Montmorency: Albert, Vienna

Otsego: Bagley, Charlton, Chester, Corwith, Dover, Elmira, Hayes, Livingston


Allegan: Allegan, Dorr, Heath, Monterey, Overisel, Salem, Valley

Clare:  Redding, Winterfield

Lake: Cherry Valley, Peacock, Sauble, South Newkirk, Webber

Mason: Amber, Branch, Custer, Hamlin, Pere Marquette, Sheridan, Sherman, Victory

Mecosta: Big Rapids

Muskegon: Casnovia

Newaygo: Ashland, Beaver, Bridgeton, Denver, Goodwell, Monroe, Norwich, Troy, Wilcox

Oceana: Colfax, Ferry, Leavitt, Newfield, Shelby

Osceola: Hartwick, Marion, Middle Branch, Sylvan

Ottawa: Allendale, Blendon, Holland, Olive, Robinson

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William O'Toole
William O'Toole
4 years ago

Received your post card about tree trimming but the site is not found as printed. Would like to see your schedule for the Gaylord area for 2020?

PS: Please correct my last name on my bill as indicted below at 1783 Baden Strasse, Gaylord, MI 49735.

Thanks and look forward to your reply.
4 years ago

William, forgive the delayed response. We are just now getting the hang of our new website. We will check with our vegetation management department on your inquiry about a 2020 trimming schedule for the Gaylord area and report back. However, to correct the name on your bill, would you please call us at 1-888-485-2537 (call center hours are 7 AM – 5:30 PM M-F) or email [email protected] and make your request. Thank you!
4 years ago

An update … when we switched to the new website, the path to our schedule of tree trimming changed. You can now find the 2020 schedule at Simply scroll down to the Vegetation Management section and click on the dropdown menu for 2020 Areas Scheduled. Sorry I misunderstood your request. If you want or need further information, feel free to call us at 1-888-485-2537 and ask to speak to someone in our north vegetation management department. Please still call us about your name correction request. Thanks for your inquiry!

Dean Braim
4 years ago

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4 years ago
Reply to  Dean Braim

You’re welcome, Dean! Glad you found the information useful.

Dean Braim
4 years ago

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Dakota Octoman
4 years ago

Nice Blog!! The content you have shared is very elaborative and informative. Thanks a lot for sharing such a great piece of knowledge with us.
4 years ago
Reply to  Dakota Octoman

Glad you found the information useful! Thanks!

Joyce Angel
Joyce Angel
4 years ago

Your note says 2018 areas scheduled-are we on a 2 year rotation? Also, do you observe the ‘no cutting’ window to prevent the spread of oak wilt as well as other forest health issues?
4 years ago
Reply to  Joyce Angel

Joyce, thanks for your questions. You appear to be commenting on information that was posted in 2018. Please refer to this link for current 2020 information on 2020 areas scheduled for tree trimming: Also, we’re pleased to report that our vegetation management department is very diligent in observing all “no cutting” windows related to the spread of forest health issues. If you’d like more info on that, feel free to call us at 888-485-2537 and ask to speak to a vegetation management supervisor. We appreciate your interest in this important topic!

Joyce Angel
Joyce Angel
4 years ago

Thank you for the quick response. I had clicked on the link in the email and the 2018 info came up, I’m not sure what I could have done differently. The link above works.
4 years ago
Reply to  Joyce Angel

Glad the new link helped! The link in the email must have been an error, and we apologize for that.

Latoya J. Bolden
3 years ago

This is really helpful information. We are also a tree trimming service that you can call anytime. We provide a variety of tree removal services.

If you need any help regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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