Environment

Published May 7, 2021

ROSEVILLE — Several Roseville High School students teamed up with Department of Public Works employees to commemorate Arbor Day and Earth Day by planting trees in the community April 30.

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Published May 7, 2021

HAZEL PARK — Exlterra, a Swiss company with offices in Hazel Park that specializes in cutting-edge “green” technology, has unveiled a new invention it hopes will benefit the environment.

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Published May 4, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Driving through Grosse Pointe City, motorists might notice well-kept older homes, yards and mature trees. Even with losses from devastating tree killers like the emerald ash borer and Dutch elm disease, the City has maintained an impressive canopy.

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Published May 4, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Grosse Pointe Farms officials honored victims of COVID-19 while also marking Arbor Day this year.

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Published May 3, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — During the summer of 2020, Shelby Township exceeded its maximum allowable peak water usage through the Great Lakes Water Authority, particularly in July. The township averaged more than its maximum permissible usage by as much as 10%.

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Published April 30, 2021

ROYAL OAK — While officials made the call to cancel the public Arbor Day ceremony the morning of April 29 due to the weather forecast, a handful of residents still trekked out to witness the planting of a tulip tree on the grounds of the senior community center.

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Published April 29, 2021

ROCHESTER — Over the next year, the city of Rochester plans to add over 100 trees to its canopy.

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Published April 29, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Detroit Zoo lost many of its historical trees over the past decade, so the Detroit Zoological Society recently budgeted approximately $200,000 to plant 2,000 trees on its campus and in the tri-county area through 2022.

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Published April 28, 2021

METRO DETROIT — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, one trend that seems to be here to stay is gardening.

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Published April 28, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On April 12, the Royal Oak City Commission approved a recommendation from the Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Advisory Board to place two honeybee hives in Normandy Oaks Park.

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Published April 23, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Pandemic trash has caused issues for the region’s waterways, the state’s recycling industry and, ultimately, the business supply chain.

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Published April 23, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — Recent statewide grant funds will go toward the local study and control of two invasive species named on a watch list.

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Published April 22, 2021

GROSSE POINTE CITY/PARK — As a certified arborist who serves as the forester for Grosse Pointe City and Grosse Pointe Park, Brian Colter spends his working hours monitoring, caring for and researching trees.

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Published April 21, 2021

TROY — For the past 30 years, the city of Troy has earned a Tree City USA designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation, and now 2020 is added to the tally.

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Published April 21, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Funding from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant program will help in the management of invasive species in Oakland County this summer.

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Published April 19, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Hazon Detroit is participating in an initiative to help make “going green” easier for residents.

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Published April 15, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Not all wipes are disposable, even if packages claim otherwise.

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Published April 9, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS — The city of Farmington Hills was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2020 Tree City USA community in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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Published April 6, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The city of Madison Heights was recently recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for its canopy restoration efforts, earning it the status of “Tree City USA.” But its efforts are far from over when it comes to replacing trees lost to construction and other causes.

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Published April 3, 2021

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Dana Dugger has been fighting the good fight for years. A longtime resident near the Clinton River Spillway, Dugger has been at the forefront of preserving the habitat from economic development.

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