Drought, Heat Disproportionately Impacts Communities Of ColorIt's been a long, hot summer. Everybody in the Twin Cities is feeling it, but not everybody is experiencing it the same way.
Drought Conditions Spell Trouble For Minnesota's TreesWhether they show it or not, all trees are dry right now.
How Do Communities Decide Where To Plant Trees?Many Minnesota cities will host Arbor Day events, and encourage residents to plant alongside forestry crews.
City Trees Program Offers $25 Trees To Minneapolis Property OwnersThe City of Minneapolis and its City Trees program is offering property owners a chance to buy a tree in hopes of increasing the city's tree coverage.
Parts Of Minnesota Already Seeing Start Of Fall Colors SeasonTrees in Lake of the Woods and Roseau counties are already at 10% to 25% on the fall colors scale. The northern edge of the state typically sees its peak colors from mid to late September.
9,000 Trees Planted Along Mpls StreetsForestry crews planted over nine thousand trees so far in 2019, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board said. Their goal was to build a healthy and resilient urban forest with over 27 different tree categories, the board said.
Hidden Problems: The Effect Flooding Can Have On Tree Health, HomeownersParts of the state have experienced major flooding in recent weeks. That’s resulted in damaged homes, businesses and roadways. And some of the damage may not be obvious until this summer.
Why Do Leaves Fall At Different Times?There's a good chance some of your trees are bare, but others are still full of leaves.
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.