Re-Arbor Glen Arbor funds have helped clean up much of the damage from the August 2nd 2015 storm. Now comes the fun part: helping those homeowners hardest hit by replanting trees in their yards.
Here are some of the requests we’ve received in the past few weeks:
“Our property was the hardest hit on Fisher Road. We lost 50 to 75 mature trees. We paid the price to get the driveway open and remove some of the downed trees. We will slowly clear and clean up as time goes by. It was so sad to drive up the drive for the first time. I actually cried. Our Dad bought the cottage for my Mom almost 48 years ago. They are both gone now, but we know Mom was standing in front of the cottage as the storm hit and said, “NOT MY COTTAGE.” You see, we were amazed that nothing hit the cottage or garage. We were blessed. We know we are not alone, but it just is not the same right now. Someday it will be.”Carol on Fisher Road“We lost two white pines in our front yard and would love to be able to replace them. Our property has attracted a lot of birds in the past, especially during the spring migration, and we have noticed that the loss of trees has negatively impacted the habitat.”Jeff on South Lake Isle Avenue“We lost over 100 trees on our 1.4 acres. Still cleaning up and cutting trees on the back of the property. We really miss the trees along M-22 at the head of Lakewood and would appreciate it if trees could be planted there.”Andrew on South Glen Lake Road“We lost almost every tree on our property, which is located just behind the Glen Arbor Cyclery. I have planted several trees since the storm, but the property definitely needs more trees. We abut the commercial/recreational district of Glen Arbor and as such, our property is seen by large numbers of visitors to Glen Arbor. If Re-Arbor Glen Arbor could plant one or more trees, it would be appreciated.”Carl on North Oak Street“We lost 35 trees between the ages of 150 - 250 years old on our 1.3 acre lot, crushing 4 buildings and leaving ragged holes in the forest and along M-22. They were mostly white pines and white oaks, with a few hemlocks, maples, beeches, spruce, and fir. We could use 15 trees or more to plant in the devastated areas. How big are the trees? What species? We would prefer conifers, as we already transplanted many young oaks. Thank you.”Kristin on South Ray Street (M-22)