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.
2018 AREAS SCHEDULED
Antrim: Banks, Central Lake, Custer, Echo, Forest Home, Helena, Kearney, Mancelona, Milton, Star, Warner
Charlevoix: Chandler, Hudson, South Arm
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
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