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Ferndale to Plant Over 300 Trees

April 26th 2019

Ferndale to Plant Over 300 Trees (City of Ferndale, April 26, 2019) Ferndale, MI- With the arrival of spring, the City of Ferndale is excited about multiple tree planting opportunities taking place in the community. The City has been designated a Tree City USA community for over 15 years and takes pride in maintaining a […]

Sharing the Woods and a Sense of Wonder Thanks to Royal Oak Nature Society

April 13th 2019

Sharing the Woods and a Sense of Wonder Thanks to Royal Oak Nature Society (Don Drife, President Royal Oak Nature Society, April 13, 2019) Royal Oak, MI – It’s a sunny spring day and I’m sitting on a bench listening to trilling Redwing Blackbirds, feeling the sun on my face, and watching a pair of […]

Explore: Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland

October 2nd 2018

Explore: Dow Gardens Whiting Forest Canopy Walk in Midland (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 2, 2018) Midland, MI- “There is a perceived sense of danger. Perceived is the key,” said Mike Whiting, President of the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation of the new canopy walk at Whiting Forest in Dow Gardens. “There’s an adrenaline […]

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve

October 1st 2018

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2018) Beverly Hills, MI -A recent adventure in Beverly Hills put me in the middle of an 18 acre nature preserve that has the most beautiful insects, and a pretty walking path. With fields of flowers and patches of woods along the Rouge River, there […]

Loss and Reclamation: A 275 Year Old Tree Comes Down in Ferndale

August 26th 2018

Loss and Reclamation: A 275 Year Old Tree Comes Down in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 26, 2018) Ferndale, MI – When a 12-inch wide limb came crashing into John Fielder’s back yard in Ferndale, he knew it was a sign of trouble. Further investigation proved it, the 78 foot tall white oak tree with […]

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford

August 15th 2018

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2018) Waterford, MI – Dodge Park 4 is a State Park in Waterford with little slices of different scenery, which makes it extra fun to explore.  The park is located off Cass Elizabeth Road and covers one mile of Cass Lake shoreline. Along that […]

Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds

August 14th 2018

Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – A 186-unit development project approved four years ago has finally begun, leaving neighbors distressed over the loss of trees and the increase of residents who will be moving in. The former site of Mark Twain School […]

Royal Oak Declines Paving Mt. Vernon Blvd.

June 26th 2018

Royal Oak Declines Paving Mt. Vernon Blvd. (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 26, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak City Commissioners declined to move forward with a resident request and petition to pave Mt. Vernon Blvd. The three-block street, with trees along the middle, is among the City’s remaining 3.5 miles of unpaved roadways. A […]

DNR Reminds People Not to Prune Oak Trees in Spring or Summer

April 24th 2018

DNR Reminds People Not to Prune Oak Trees in Spring or Summer (Michigan Department of Natural Resources, April 24, 2018) Lansing, MI- Have an oak tree on your property? To keep it healthy, don’t prune it from mid-April through the summer. That’s a key time for infection with oak wilt, a serious disease that can […]

Hazel Park Seeks Volunteers to Plant Trees April 21

April 13th 2018

Hazel Park Seeks Volunteers to Plant Trees April 21 Hazel Park, MI- Hazel Park Recreation Department is searching for volunteers for a tree planting ceremony they are looking to have on April 21st. If you or someone you know is interested, please email or call Sareen Papakhian at the information provided below: hprecreation@hazelpark.org | 248-547-5535 […]