BWL will send tree-trimming crews into the Bailey and Chesterfield Hills neighborhoods beginning November 1. BWL has offered to meet with residents this Monday, October 17, at the Hannah Community Center to answer questions. Until then, here's what you need to know.
Astronomer Robert Victor provides ELi's readers news about our October night skies along with details about how you can start by heading to the MSU Observatory this weekend for Public Observing Nights.
Council covered a great deal of territory in its long "discussion-only" meeting last week. Police activity, tree-trimmers' return, a question of how much MSU costs City taxpayers, a fence for Bailey park, police and fire equipment.... ELi's Ian Hoopingarner brings the details.
Above: Judge Clinton Canady looks at the trees in the backyard of Conni Crittenden, foreground. Immediately behind Canady is the mature disputed maple, which has multiple trunks. BWL wants to remove the entire trunk shown on the left (to the right of Canady) in this photo. What would remain is the trunk shown directly behind Canady in this photo.
Above: Tree-trimming trucks out in the Glencairn neighborhood today, following Friday’s storm
With electrical provider BWL and East Lansing resident Richard Crittenden still unable to agree on the right way to trim a mature silver maple in Crittenden’s yard, Ingham County Judge Clinton Canady will soon be going out to look at the tree himself.
Above: An East Lansing yard waste bag, but you can use any type of yard waste bag for Monday. Read on.
UPDATE: The City of East Lansing is offering another no-fee yard-waste pickup on Monday, July 18. Large-debris pickup will also continue through this coming week.
Because many East Lansing residents are dealing with cleaning up a large number of small branches and leaves as well as big limbs in the wake of yesterday’s storm, the City will provide a no-fee yard waste pickup on Monday, July 11.
Due to dry conditions,the City of East Lansing’s Fire Department has imposed a ban on open burning until further notice.
According to a press release issued by ELFD, “it is currently not safe for recreational/open burning due to the extremely dry weather. The Department of Natural Resources has issued a Very High Fire Danger for Lansing and surrounding areas."
Monday (May 2, 2016) marks the last no-fee yard waste pick-up for East Lansing this spring, so today we’re bringing you information about yard-waste management with the help of Cathy DeShambo, Environmental Services Administrator for the City, including an answer to an ELi reader’s question about why yard waste pick-up is not free as the pick-up of refuse and recycling is.
Photo of a snowdrop flower with a honeybee in the author's East Lansing yard this past weekend
This past Friday’s equinox marked the beginning of the astronomical spring season, although usually it takes the climate of East Lansing a couple of weeks to catch up to the calendar. But the warm days of the last couple of weeks have brought on some spring blooms to coincide with the appearance of spring on this year’s calendar.