West Bloomfield, MI

One of West Bloomfield’s Favorite Wooded Areas: West Bloomfield Trail & West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve

The West Bloomfield Trail system is a 54-acre linear park that runs 4.25 miles through West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake and Keego Harbor. The unpaved trail is located on an old railroad, as it is part of Michigan’s Rails-to-Trails program. The trail is made up of dirt and crushed limestone, making it perfect for hiking, biking, cross-country or equestrian uses.

The area around the trail is wooded, with several varieties of trees and woody bushes bordering the trail – from young trees to mature 75+ year old landmark trees. Up until 2007, a major attraction on the Trail system and within West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve was a large heron rookery, where each year dozens of herons would nest and lay eggs. A huge ice storm in 2007 damaged the trees that had held the nest, driving the herons to another area. Additionally, predators such as raccoons began invaded the heron’s nest, driving more herons to find another location. The area of the Rookery now sits empty, with most of the trees in the area dead or dying.

Another attraction along the trail are the numerous wetland areas, many of which are located in West Bloomfield Township.  Frogs are the dominant species in these wetlands, with at least 5 different species of frogs present in the Nature Preserve.  Other amphibians abound, as do bird and reptile species (including snakes!), so watch where you walk.  The trails are all well-marked and labeled with signs, providing information on wildlife and fauna in the area.

How Do You Take Care of Your Favorite Trees – the Ones on Your Property?

With over 54-acres of forested areas, the West Bloomfield Trail System & West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve are filled with young, mid-aged and mature trees. Most of the trees are taken care of by nature – providing the trees with ample nutrients, healthy soil and – in the case where they die and fall – a system for removing the trees via a host of forest decomposers.

Nature does a good job of taking care of trees in a natural setting. But how do you care for your favorite trees – the ones that stand on your property? And what happens when your trees need a little help? Or one of them needs to be removed?  

This is where PPM Tree Service & Arbor Care comes in. With certified arborists on staff, we provide expert Arbor Care and Tree Services to our customers. We understand that each homeowner has much vested and invested in their trees – so we take our role very seriously, providing expert advise to help keep their trees healthy and flourishing. PPM also provides these services to the West Bloomfield area:

As PPM has become the trusted Tree Care partner for many residents in the Metro Detroit Area, we’ve also added these additional support services:

Call PPM today, and talk to one of our Specialists about your Tree Care or Property Support needs.

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