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Grand Blanc Township tree trimming business booming after ice storm

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(12/30/13) - Many in Mid-Michigan are still trying to get back on their feet after last week's ice storm.

All the cleaning up has actually been a big boost to area tree trimmers. It's even allowed one owner to keep his business closer to home.

"This year has been a good season," said John Perry, owner of Arborists Only in Grand Blanc Township.

For the last few years, there hasn't been enough work to keep Perry here in Michigan.

He'd travel south to Tennessee, but he says the economy in Michigan is good this year. Combine that with our ice storm, and Perry is able to keep his business at home this winter.

"Majority of the time I've been working in a two mile radius of the house here," he said.

Perry works from his home on Baldwin Road. He's been working non-stop, but he's barely left his neighborhood.

"There was a narrow band right through my zone here which was a divine blessing I think," he said.

An icy, treacherous storm, but Perry said it's a blessing to this small business.

"It adds a little bit more stress, but I'm thankful," he said.

He said they'll be busy cleaning up the ice storm's mess for another three weeks or so.

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