Trees

Forest/Trees

It’s Summer, It’s Hot — Water those Trees!

Per MPLS park & rec: [Established] Trees Need an Inch of Water Every Week — Trees are thirsty all the way through fall “Minneapolis’ boulevard trees still need an inch of water every week throughout the summer and fall. Extremely dry conditions followed the spring and early summer rainfall that drenched the city and caused significant […]

1-2-3-4! Let’s plant a tree!

Fall is right around the corner, and a tree’s natural lifecycle throughout the year makes fall an ideal time to plant.* So start planning now! 1. Planning (based on your specific site conditions): MNDOT 2. Shopping (this is just a starting point!): Bailey’s + Cross + Knecht’s + Jeffries 3. Planting DIY Instructions:** Knecht’s nursery + U of M +  Recap! U […]

Buckthorn Basics

Learn how to rid your property of buckthorn and restore the native habitat that will benefit hundreds of wildlife species . . . Presented by Cheryl Culbreth of Landscape Restoration, Inc. Saturday, October 6 -10:00 to 11:30 AM Learn how to rid your property of buckthorn and restore the native habitat that will benefit hundreds […]

Boulevard Trees

Scenario: Beautiful, mature boulevard tree provides cool shade to your home, a nice leafy view, and a sound buffer from the road beyond. Problem: City or forestry workers prune back the tree so much that it no longer shades your house/apt., leaving your living room hot and requiring you to employ air conditioning. Not only […]

Emerald Ash Borers Active in Minnesota

Per Mpls Park and Rec we should wait to prune ash trees until fall because the ash borers are active now through Labor Day. Why is this important? “Emerald ash borers are a major concern because they have caused the deaths of millions of ash trees in 13 states, and approximately 20 percent of the […]