Environment

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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Published March 22, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights recently showed it was in the mood to harbor more arbor.

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Published March 18, 2021

DETROIT — Through a coordinated effort by the Belle Isle Nature Center and the Detroit Zoo, a new wildlife tracking system has been installed that will help researchers learn more about the wildlife of the Great Lakes.

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Published March 10, 2021

GROSSE POINTE FARMS/SHORES — Federal aid, if it can be approved, could end up paving the way for desperately needed repair to the crumbling Lake St. Clair seawall in Grosse Pointe Farms and Grosse Pointe Shores.

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Published March 9, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is warning residents of fire hazards that can result from batteries — in particular, the improper disposal of lithium-ion batteries.

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Published February 11, 2021

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak City Commission tasked staff in July with inventorying greenhouse gas emissions in the city to establish a baseline, and on Jan. 25, unanimously approved a resolution committing the city to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 while striving to reach net-zero carbon by 2050.

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