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Tree Trust Helps Bring Back Tree Canopy in Tornado-Damaged North Side

September 7, 2011 - Along with damaging many homes and businesses on the North Side, the May 22 tornado knocked down thousands of trees. Now, a local nonprofit is helping to restore the urban forest in the disaster area by offering 300 trees at low cost or no cost.

Tree Trust is offering the trees to homeowners who lost trees to the tornado. Through Sept. 15 or earlier if supplies run out, orders can be made for four tree varieties: prairiefire crabapple, autumn brilliance serviceberry, northern hackberry and royal star magnolia.

To download the order form: http://www.treetrust.org/orderhere/ http://www.treetrust.org/orderhere/ Due to technical difficulties the forms will need to be mailed in.

This project, part of Tree Trust's North Minneapolis Reforest Project, is funded by grants from State Farm Insurance and Xcel Energy Foundation and an in-kind donation from Bachman's Nursery. Other project partners include the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

For questions about the project, contact Diana Preisen, Community Forest Specialist at Tree Trust, dianap@treetrust.org or (612) 590-1421.

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