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Drought and Cold Winters Have Impacted Michigan’s Trees and Shrubs

The Great Lakes have returned to normal water levels after seeing above-normal precipitation over the past couple of years, but Michigan's trees still need more water to recover from a decade of droughts.

Cold winters have also created stress on Michigan's trees.

See more on the extent of winter's damage and which species of trees and shrubs have been hit the hardest.

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100.5 The River’s Top Topics for 2014

It never hurts to take a look back, right?

Check out 100.5 The River's top topics for 2014.

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City of Grand Rapids Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Are you looking to get rid of your Christmas tree before you ring in the New Year? The City of Grand Rapids Public Services is offering free Christmas tree recycling!

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City of Kentwood awarded part of $75,000 of tree-planting grants from DNR and DTE

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and DTE Energy Foundation have awarded grants worth over $75,000 to 28 communities in Michigan.

The City of Kentwood was among those awarded money to plant trees.

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alexindigo, flickr
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Grand Rapids Breweries And Grand Rapids Parks Come Together For Tree Planting Celebration [Video]

What do you get when you combine tree planting with beer and a movie?

A good time.

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Spiders Web Entire Trees in Pakistan

Millions of spiders took to the trees, fleeing flood waters in Pakistan.

The resulting photos on the MNN.com website are amazing. Large trees completely encased in spider webs, like giant sticks of cotton candy, only with less sugar and more dead bugs.

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