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August 29, 2013
GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The chairman of the municipal tree board will help Hawthorne homeowners choose specimens to restock the street.

Chairman Brett Marshall will recommend replacements for 42 ash trees cut down recently due to emerald ash borer infestation.

The ash were planted years ago on municipal property lining the roadway in a uniform landscape plan that establishes a sense of stateliness, but is susceptible to denuding by disease and insect infestation.

“The street has quite a different look,” said Brett Smith, public works director, after the cutting. “Brett Marshall is going to work with residents to plant new trees if residents desire them. If you’re interested, give me a call.”

Hawthorne isn’t the only Shores neighborhood with more open space.

Some 10 trees were cut down this month at the dog park next to city hall.

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