Dexter & Fairview

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Channel 2 was on the scene of this downed tree and the others. Backyards were being taped off east of this tree. Firefighters with chain saws were just beginning to work on it around 6 p.m. Lots of neighbors out and talk of power out in the area. A DTE worker said the Red Cross was on the scene and available if needed. [photo 1] [photo 2] [photo 3] [photo 4]

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  1. By TJ
    May 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm | permalink

    Oh hey, we know the people who live in the house shown in the second photo. And here we were mildly grumpy about being without power for 5 hours – at least we didn’t lose any trees this time around! (roughly half a mile away)

    Thanks for all your photo-documentation, LDF!

  2. By Mary Morgan
    May 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm | permalink

    Yes, thanks LD! And for anyone who has fallen trees on their property, please think about contacting the Urban Wood project as an option – the trees might have another life, not just as wood chips!

  3. By TJ
    May 14, 2014 at 11:42 am | permalink

    I wonder if last summer’s road work along Miller damaged the root systems of those large trees?

  4. May 14, 2014 at 7:40 pm | permalink

    Um, TJ: Miller is a mile away. Trees are not that big, maybe fungus, but not shown to be around here.

  5. May 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm | permalink

    With apologies to TJ: There was a lot of work done along Dexter Rd. last year in that vicinity, so it may be a mistake in road names. The road work probably did do damage to the tree’s root systems. I had Orangeburge pipe replaced a couple of years ago, with a 60 foot cedar in the front yard, so I had it done in the winter when it would least damage the tree, and the contractors tunneled under the yard using pipe bursting, so they didn’t have to dig up the yard and damage roots. My first reply was off the cuff, sorry.

  6. By Trevor
    May 19, 2014 at 6:43 am | permalink

    I don’t think the road work last year is the root cause (ark ark). Trees along N. Revena, Linwood, Arbana, and other streets in that area were also blown over.