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Priority is being given to fallen trees that are blocking streets or on top of homes and vehicles. The City’s forestry crews will focus on trees that were rooted on city property or blocking streets and sidewalks.
How to determine if a tree is the city’s property or private property:
If the fallen tree is located between the curb and the sidewalk of a home, it is the responsibility of the city and city crews will address them. To report a fallen tree on city property, residents should call 313-628-0900 or fill out a form posted on this website.
If the tree is between the sidewalk and the house or in a backyard, it is on private property and is the responsibility of the homeowner, who should contact their insurance company or a private contractor. If the tree fell from private property but is blocking the street, residents should still call the city at 313-628-0900.
Downed Power Lines: If a fallen tree or limb has impacted a power line, stay away and call DTE Energy’s emergency line immediately at 1-800-477-4747
Removal of tree limbs: If homeowners have taken it upon themselves to cut up a fallen tree or limbs on their property, they should cut the debris into sections no longer than 48 inches and leave it at the curb for their next scheduled yard waste collection date.
The 10,000 UP Tree Initiative will plant 10,000 residential trees in front of residential homes between the street and the sidewalk only. For 2018, the plantings will begin the first week of April and conclude in the month of June, for our Spring planting. We will begin planting in September and conclude in November for our Fall planting. All plantings will be conducted by a City of Detroit contractor. We will not utilize volunteers for this initiative.
What We Need From You?
Where Do You Send the Information?
Request Street Tree
What Happens Next?
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 313-450-3011.