Monday, July 13, 2009

Maintaining the tree canopy - trees need love, but they need water and mulch as well; Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN

Maintaining the tree canopy | Twin Cities Daily Planet | Minneapolis - St. Paul
By Margo Ashmore , North News
July 12, 2009
Aging tree stumps disappearing, new dirt and grass appearing, boulevard trees planted and mulched, neighborhood list-serves sending out the word to residents “water the trees, it’s been such a dry season.” Bracing also for the Emerald Ash Borer attack, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Forestry division workers, with residents’ help, are busy this year getting the city’s existing tree canopy refreshed with new tree plantings.
Forestry director Ralph Sievert said about 1,000 trees were planted in Northeast Minneapolis this spring, and about 700 in North Minneapolis. An additional 100 were planted in Waite Park, a site selected for an Arbor Day celebration. These 1,800 are of about 4,000 city wide.

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