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.
Charges: 2 Stole 2,000 Trees To Resell For XmasTwo people are charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce trees from county-managed forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Authorities say the two planned to sell the small trees and tree tops as miniature Christmas trees in southern Minnesota.
Good Question: Why Are So Many Leaves Left On The Trees?According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.
Good Question: 'Reply All' On Fall ColorsFall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor's FallsIn the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state's very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there's also a vantage point that you won't find just anywhere in Minnesota.
800 Tree Stumps To Be Removed In MinneapolisMore than 800 tree stumps that were knocked over in the June 21 storm in Minneapolis will be extracted over the next month or so.
Minneapolis Offers Trees To Replace Storm LossesMinneapolis homeowners who lost trees in the severe storm June 21st can order low-cost replacements starting Monday.
Lose Trees To Metro Storms? Mpls. Is Offering HelpMinneapolis is helping homeowners who lost trees to severe storms. Thousands of trees were knocked down on June 21 when strong winds and heavy rain moved through the metro.
Mpls. To Sell 500 Discounted Trees To ResidentsThe City of Minneapolis is offering 500 discounted trees to homeowners who lost trees during the severe storm on June 21. According to city officials, $25 trees will be available to order starting on Monday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. The sale will last until Sept 20, or earlier if the trees sell out. Six tree species will be available: hackberry, harvest gold linden, heritage oak (English oak and bur oak cross), heritage river birch, Honeycrisp apple and royal star magnolia.
Storm-Felled Trees Powering Downtown St. Paul Trees felled by recent summer storms are now powering buildings in downtown St. Paul.
Mpls. Urges Residents To Water TreesThe City of Minneapolis is urging residents to water their trees every week throughout the rest of the summer and fall. City officials say yard and boulevard trees should receive at least an inch of water every week in which it doesn’t rain. The heavy rainfall from spring and early summer, coupled with the extremely dry conditions that followed, has stressed trees - making them vulnerable to disease and insects.
Trees Showing Early Signs Of FallOur soggy spring and now mild summer weather makes it feel like summer will be short lived this season. In fact, some trees in St. Paul are already changing color. Overcast skies, a slight breeze and when the sun goes down some folks have a hard time determining what season we are in here in Minnesota. Most Minnesotans know this is not typical for August. Sweaters and jackets were well represented by walkers on the Nicollet Mall Saturday.
‘Wall Of Water’ Storm Has Crews Cleaning Up South MetroThousands of people are still waiting for their power to come back on after severe storms tore a path from St. Cloud to the Twin Cities Tuesday night.