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August 2, 2014
City tree inspections to begin in August
August 2, 2014 - 10:00am
November 6, 2013
SWCD taking orders for trees and shrubs
November 6, 2013 - 12:43pm
August 17, 2013
DNR seedlings for sale at Badoura
August 17, 2013 - 12:45pm
July 9, 2013

Anna Reoh marks a tiny oak with a bright blue twist tie. In the fall, workers will install a tube over the tree to protect it from browsing deer. In future years, researchers will measure the seedling’s growth.

Credit: MPR Photo/Stephanie Hemphill
Northern Minnesota tree plantings anticipate a warming climate
July 9, 2013 - 7:51am
June 8, 2013
An aerial view shows the dramatic impact of the Green Valley Fire that swept across more than 7,000 acres in May. The cause of the fire continues to be under investigation. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
DNR urges patience before cutting trees
June 8, 2013 - 11:35am
May 1, 2013
Girl Scouts help City Forester Steph Paulson plant another tree. Park Rapids is celebrating its 27th year as a Tree City USA.  This tree is an Ivory Silk Lilac on Riverside Ave., between 3rd & 4th streets. Pictured from left are Kassidy Ennen, Kadence Ennen, Tegan Lippert, the city forester Stephanie, Brenna Behrens, Maeve Bolton and Natalie Harvey. The scouts will be planting additional trees in mid-May. (Shannon Giesen / Enterprise)
Arbor Day
May 1, 2013 - 12:25pm
Tree care calendar
Berm trees: City plants them, residents care for them
May 1, 2013 - 12:16pm
April 20, 2013
Northern Hubbard County saw many trees go down last July in a windstorm. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Help available to those with severe storm damage
April 20, 2013 - 3:01pm
February 13, 2013
SWCD taking tree seedling orders
February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 10, 2012
Cheryl Wilke, at left, shows the proper way to plant a tree to volunteers at a community tree planting Saturday morning in Park Rapids. The city received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for the trees, which were planted on boulevards throughout town. Volunteers from Rotary Club, the Master Gardeners, Americorps and the Urban Forestry Committee helped with the planting. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Chilly tree planting
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
September 22, 2012
Area's trees in dire need of water due to drought
September 22, 2012 - 1:00pm
May 9, 2012
Park Rapids will be sending more limbs skyward, thanks to a recent tree distribution sponsored by the Rotary and the city of Park Rapids. Two hundred-plus red  maple, chokecherry, juneberry, red crab apple, red Norway and white spruce headed out the doors of city hall last week, accompanied by tree tubes to protect the seedlings from deer. Rotarians Dave W. Konshok, left, and Kent Cease, right, assisted Don and Kay Hoffman. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)
Trees take root, thanks to Rotarians
May 9, 2012 - 1:00pm
April 28, 2012
Pictured, from left, are Nora Bolton, Natalie Harvey, Maari Clark, Avery Clark, Stephanie Paulson, Alexia Montag, Tegan Lippert (kneeling), Nikki Willkom James, Olivia Starr and Maeve Bolton. (Shannon Geisen / Enterprise)
Girl Scouts help "green" Park Rapids
April 28, 2012 - 1:00pm
April 25, 2012
Jadyn Sherk, 4, of Park Rapids, plants a tree at Forest and Floral Monday with owner Christine Jessen for Week of the Young Child. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)
Tree planting activities spring up
April 25, 2012 - 1:00pm
March 31, 2012
Trees grow into and under power lines, which Itasca Mantrap line officials would like to have removed. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)
Residents want to save trees along County 80
March 31, 2012 - 1:00pm