West Michigan apple growers used helicopters, heaters, wind machines and bonfires to save trees from Monday's late-season freeze, hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when early warmth followed by a steep drop in temperatures killed much of the state's crop. "We may have chased some of the apples up the hill, but it looks like we've got the potential for a good crop," said Don Armock, president of Riveridge Produce Marketing.

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