Summary of storm damage to urban trees in Minnesota

Data Collection Forty-two (42) tree species were documented as damaged by wind and/or ice loading events in Minnesota between March, 1995, and October, 2005.   One thousand five hundred eighty-four (1584) individual sample units (damaged trees) were examined and the following data was collected from each sample unit: date damaged location (community/address) siting (lawn, blvd., etc) species size type of storm* […]

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Sidewalk and Tree Conflicts

To Care for Trees IS to Care for Sidewalks By Becky Mellentin and Lorrie Stromme, reviewed by MPRB. Based on research from May through July, 2000, by Northeast Minneapolis residents and property owners, and with cooperation from Minneapolis Public Works, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and its Forestry Division. Work on public sidewalks, curbs, and driveways by City-hired and private […]

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The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Masterplan

By Ken Simons and Gary R. Johnson Download the entire document: The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan (PDF, 6.9MB) and see the accompanying slideshow series, added in December 2011. Down through the ages, the roadside planting of trees has mirrored the order, prosperity and achievements of civilized societies. Man-made row plantings of uniformly spaced trees are evidence […]

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