MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis is announcing plans to replace stumps in North Minneapolis with new trees. It’s the latest effort to get things back to normal, after the destructive May tornado.
There are more than 1500 stumps left after storm damaged trees were removed. The stump removal should be done by mid-September.
Then, next spring, the focus will turn to planting more than 3,000 replacement trees on public property. The city is also working to provide trees to plant on private property.
“We know a lot of homeowners lost multiple trees on their property, it’s a great expense to replace those trees and we want to make sure the northside is being reforested as fast as possible,” said Park Board Commissioner Jon Olson.
Some funds from FEMA are being used to help pay for the stump removal and sidewalk repair.