Minnesota Foresters Seeing Stressed Silver Maples And ElmsMinnesota foresters say they're seeing many silver maples and some elm trees with stunted or no leaves but an abundance of seeds this spring. The Department of Natural Resources says these trees are not dead and will rebound over the next couple of years.
New Twisted Trees Produce Apples On Their OwnThere's a new concept in apple trees that's starting to take off: trees that produce two different kinds of apples like Honey Crisp and McIntosh. The trees are called Apple Twist, and are grown at a farm in Wisconsin. But you can now find them at places like Leitner's Garden Center in St. Paul.
DNR, Mpls. Park Board Demos Proper Tree PlantingThe month of May is dedicated to planting trees in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board demonstrated perfect tree planting at Lake Nokomis Park Friday afternoon.
Smaller Christmas Trees Are Getting PopularWhat kind of Christmas tree do you like? Real? Fake? Or are you just someone who likes to wait until the last minute to decorate for the holidays? The Famers Market Annex in Minneapolis sells thousands of trees every December. Owner Scott Barriball says he sees customers' interests change every year as they search for that perfect living room centerpiece.
Minnesota Research Aims At Mountain Pine BeetlesThe mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest in the Rockies, and scientists fear the insects could threaten the majestic pines of Minnesota and states farther east someday.
Good Questions: Rivers, Maple Trees & MOA VisitorsIvy and Kelley in Mrs. Neppl's class at Tremont Elementary are learning about rivers. They want to know: What is the longest river in the U.S.? The Missouri River, at 2,541 miles, beats out the mighty Mississippi at 2,230 miles. But here's the thing: the Missouri is a tributary of the Mississippi.
Crew Scours Chippewa Nat’l Forest For US Capitol Christmas Tree Staff from the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Office of the USDA Forest Service visited northern Minn. in late July to survey trees fit for Christmas in the nation's capitol. According to officials, crews searched the Chippewa National Forest near Cass Lake, Minn. They settled upon two trees out of the millions in the protected area, one of which is a backup.
Minnesotan To Meet: Wood From The HoodWe all had that one tree that you loved to climb, or swing from or lay in a hammock under. It can be emotional if that tree has to come down. That's where Wood from the Hood steps in.
Tree Trimmer Electrocuted By Power Line In MinnetonkaA power line electrocuted a man Wednesday afternoon while he was trimming trees in Minnetonka, Minn. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Townline Road. A 21-year-old man, who is an employee of a tree trimming company out of Little Falls, was about 30 feet high when he hit a power line.
Minnesota Celebrates Arbor Month The Minnesota Arbor Month celebration took place at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park, Minn. Saturday afternoon. In an effort to get kids outdoors and interacting with nature, the Minnesota DNR encouraged kids to climb trees with a tree climbing championship.
$50M 'Nicollet Mile' Project Will Add Trees, Seating AreasA <a href="http://www.nicolletmallproject.com/" target="_blank">$50 million transformation of Nicollet Mal</a>l in downtown Minneapolis is now in the final stages of planning. The latest renderings show a street with much more greenery and many more places to gather.
Mpls. To Remove 40K Ash Trees To Combat BorerOver the next eight years, Minneapolis will remove 40,000 ash trees from parks and boulevards, part of a $9-million initiative that began in January to eliminate the emerald ash borer. The beetle has killed millions of trees in the U.S., and has invaded neighborhoods across the Twin Cities. Ralph Sievert, director of forestry for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, says the idea is to phase them out over a period of time.