Tending To the Trees of Minneapolis

The huge storm that knocked down trees and cut power for thousands of Minnesotans continues to have an effect on our day-to-day lives.A vast majority have their power back on, but Xcel energy reports that there are still customers in the dark.In Minneapolis, residents can bring brush to the curb for pickup, with branches cut in lengths shorter than three feet and bound together in bundles using twine.  Meanwhile, city staffers have been on the lookout for trees that have been weakened by the storm. John Erwin is president of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and he’s also a Horticulture Professor at the University of Minnesota. Siobhan Kierans spoke with him about the number of damaged and fallen trees around the city.

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