City crews working to address downed trees and limbs

City of Dearborn work crews are scattered across the city dealing with downed trees and limbs after high winds from last week.

The City will remove any tree on the right-of-way or any portion blocking a public street. Fallen right-of-way trees can be reported to 313-943-2107.

Trees on private property, including any yard trees, are the responsibility of the property owner. 

City crew’s first priority is to clear streets for emergency vehicles and residents. Next, they will focus on removing City trees that have fallen on houses.

Crews will also be out collecting fallen limbs and tree debris.

Residents, who are able, are asked to put any tree debris into marked yard waste cans or bundle limbs for regular yard waste collection, which began Monday, March 13.

Yard waste is collected on a neighborhood’s regular trash day.  Yard waste placed in plastic bags or cardboard boxes will not be picked up.

Meanwhile, City crews will be out collecting any downed limbs or trees left on the curb.  This includes debris from downed yard trees, even if it is not bundled for yard waste collection. Collection of the excess limbs and trees is expected to take more than a week.  

The City is still receiving calls about downed trees or hazardous, damaged limbs needing to be removed.

Wind gusts in the area exceeded 60 mph on Wednesday, March 8, according to the National Weather Service.