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Don’t punish trees for poor utility practices

In the aftermath and finger-pointing that will surely follow the Great Ice Storm of 2013, there will likely be calls by the utilities and some citizens to obliterate more trees to prevent such wholesale power outages in the future. My response to that … Continue reading

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Ice ice baby

We had a nasty ice storm overnight here in Greater Lansing, Michigan. Approximately one-half inch of ice covers just about everything this morning. Many trees, branches, and power lines are down and thousands are without power in the metropolitan area. … Continue reading

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