Wednesday, September 2, 2009

City and non-profit Tree Trust to help tornado victims replant with $25 trees; Minneapolis, MN

KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Mpls. Hopes to Restore Trees After Tornado
The city hopes a new program will take root to help reshape the landscape of south Minneapolis after a tornado touchdown on Aug. 19.
The EF-0 tornado destroyed 250 trees along city streets.
While firm numbers are still unknown about the total number of trees homeowners lost, the city says it hauled away 180 semi-truck loads of brush and logs after the storm. All those downed trees will be chipped and turned into landscape mulch.
City leaders started talking about rebuilding the lost tree canopy at last week's council meeting.

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