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Vegetation Management

If you are reporting an outage or an emergency call toll-free 1-800-562-0950 or local (906) 428-4141.

Our goal is to keep your lights on. Vegetation management is an important part of providing safe and reliable electric service. To manage vegetation effectively, we assess our system, prioritize the work that needs to be done, and schedule the work. We work hard to clear unsafe and unwanted growth away from power lines and other equipment. You can help by reporting trees and other growth that may cause a safety problem or might interfere with the power lines.

Report problem trees and vegetation by call Alger Delta at 800-562-0950.

Allow 4 to 6 weeks for evaluation of your report and scheduling the work. All work is performed by qualified line clearance tree trimmers or line workers. All herbicides (if any) are applied by State of Michigan licensed applicators.


Know what's below. Call MISS DIG before you dig!

Michigan law requires that a minimum of three working days notice be given for any excavation other than emergencies. Call toll-free 1-800-482-7171 or dial 811. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Emergency calls accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. MISSDIG will accept calls for emergencies, planned excavation, appointments and overhead information.

Please note, the service only notifies members to locate their facilities.


Tree Planting Tips

You can't rearrange trees in your yard once they are planted in the ground, so it pays to carefully consider a number of factors before you decide where to plant your new tree(s).

Give your tree enough space for its mature size

  • Where possible, plant trees 15 feet away from underground utilities including water, sewer and gas pipes as well as underground electric, phone and cable lines and power lines.

  • Plant trees far enough from buildings, sidewalks, driveways and foundations to avoid problems. Trees that will be large trees at maturity will need more room than small trees and should be planted farther from underground and aboveground utility lines and structures.
Maximize your energy savings
  • Walls facing east and west receive maximum exposure to sun during the middle of summer and are the most important parts of your house to shade.

  • You can cool your local area by using trees to shade sidewalks, patios, and pavement to reduce the amount of heat that is reflected from and stored in these surfaces.

  • Shading your air conditioner in the summer will improve its efficiency and save energy.

  • Use deciduous trees to provide summer shade on your house. They will lose their leaves in fall, allowing winter sun to warm the house to reduce your heating costs.

  • Evergreen trees produce shade in winter too, so plant them toward the north side of your property if possible, to decrease the amount of shade your house receives in the winter.