- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A $32,000 project is taking place to trim trees and help restore the Michigan Capitol grounds.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1IJ8cd4 ) Smith Tree & Landscape Service Inc. of Lansing is trimming dozens of trees on the east grounds of the Capitol, adding cables and rods to support weak trees. The Michigan State Capitol Commission says work is expected to wrap up by next week.

The trimming is part of a vision to restore the Michigan Capitol grounds to the design of landscape architect Adam Oliver. The commission says he designed the Capitol grounds in the late 1870s in Victorian fashion with trees framing the property’s perimeter.

The commission says the interior of the grounds “were intended to be open to create grand vistas of the prominently located Capitol structure.”

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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