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MPRB: Wood Chips Of Storm-Felled Trees Available To City Residents

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Are you a city resident in need of wood chips for a landscaping project? If so, you’re in luck.

The city’s Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) announced Wednesday that wood chips made of storm-felled trees will be available to residents at four locations through Aug. 2.

The locations are:

Armatage Park parking lot: The lot is on the east side of the 5700 block of Russell Avenue South; wood chips are at the south end of the parking lot near the dumpster.

Lake Nokomis parking lot: The lot is off of Lake Nokomis Parkway between 50th St. E and 22nd Ave. South on the north side of Lake Nokomis; wood chips are in a lakeside parking lot.

Marshall Terrace neighborhood site: Wood chips are located on the north side of 30th Avenue NE just west of Randolph Street NE along the road in a community garden just east of Marshall Street NE.

Folwell Park parking lot: From the intersection of Dowling Avenue North and Knox Avenue Noth, the park entrance is east of Knox Ave. N; wood chips are in the northwest corner of the parking lot.

Koda Energy is providing the wood chips. The city said that since the June 21 storm, the park board hauled away more than 1,000 semi truckloads of tree debris. Koda Energy grounded those trees down and is providing residents with double-chipped wood chips to help prevent the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.

Note: The wood chips are only available to Minneapolis residents.

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