3,000 dangerous and dead trees to be removed in Detroit

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DETROIT – The city of Detroit has big plans to remove 3,000 dead trees in the city this year.

Thanks to a mild winter experienced last year, the city saved over $3 million on snow removal and other expenses relating to ice hazards. 

The savings from last year means the budget allows for the removal of dead and dangerous trees in nearby neighborhoods this year.

There are currently 175,000 trees aligned throughout neighborhoods in Detroit, and 15,000 of those have been deemed a public safety threat.

The city plans on continuing the removal of the dangerous eyesores next year, pending another mild winter.

Neighbors said they're hopeful the project will improve their property value.

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