The Problem Is Bird Shit, Flies & Sidewalks
Untrimmed trees in the near downtown area are drawing the ire of everybody impacted. Residents started to notice the problem about five years ago, as the once small trees have grown older. The type of trees that line many residential landscapes in the area are attractive to the birds they’re forcing out of downtown Detroit. So now we have more fallen branches and a big increase in bird feces. Most property managers have not had to trim trees over walk ways; so it’s not been getting done. Now the problem is the number of incidents of flies going up the pants legs and dresses of residents. Scientist agree that flies and birds carry germs, feces and other elements from place to place. It was first thought that the rain would wash it away, but that’s no longer true. Interest in solving the problem is growing and you’re input is wanted.