Some dead trees posing a danger in a Detroit neighborhood were cut down on Monday after a Detroit resident fought City Hall for five years to remove them.
This news comes a week after Ruth to the Rescue aired the story about resident Cindy Chlosta on Detroit’s east side, who had brought attention to two dry and brittle trees in her neighborhood.
"I've seen the damage these trees can do," says Chlosta. "I don't wanna see that happen to any of my neighbors or anybody just passing through the neighborhood."
"I've had it. Maybe if I call Ruth to the Rescue, something will get done," says Chlosta.
Ruth to the Rescue takes action
Crews started taking down those trees Monday afternoon, making the neighbors on Manning Street a little safer.
A city spokesman cites some miscommunication and a backlog of trees that need to be cut down for the delay. She says the city cuts down or trims more than 5,000 trees each year.