Tree Details East Lansing

Responding to the recent winter ice storms, the Lansing Board of Water & Light has undertaken efforts to clear trees near power lines in East Lansing. Past storms have caused extended power outages and trimming the trees is a preemptory effort to maintain the lines in place. At times, the extreme pruning leaves the trees shapeless and awkward.

These photos illustrate different attitudes toward managing inconveniently located plantings. The sidewalk wraps the tree at its base. Or, in a more extreme measure, the tree divides the driveway into two paths. Both details required a little extra effort to fabricate but they add charm and define the character of their place.

“Eye candy of the Week” is our weekly look at some of the nicer properties in Lansing. It rotates each with Eyesore of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail or call Berl Schwartz at 999-5061.