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Social Sciences Building

Street trees aren't just attractive, they also provide a myriad of benefits for


Minneapolis' new downtown residents struggle to plant post-industrial trees

Elm Street

Minnesota's monster trees and those who hunt them

Trees in Seattle

Trees That Can Tolerate Standing Water

13 Inspiring Examples of Young Environmentalists Making a Difference - Project Learning Tree

Bryant Avenue South

Minnesota foragers find food in the wild: 'I love stinging nettle'

Trees for the Future: The critical role of urban forests in combating the climate crisis

Ash borer sign

Minnesota must admit it has a serious water-quality problem

The Big Build initiative is bringing billions to the city's underutilized downtown

Why Minnesota can't afford mining near the Boundary Waters

A pedestrian crosses St. Germain Street as the sun sets over downtown St. Cloud

Clockwise from top left: Downtown Minneapolis at night, the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls

Kari Hoglund

Why Street Trees are so Essential for our Cities

Illustration by Sean Quinn

One of the three greenhouses Blood, Sweat, and Tears at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning

Ralph Sievert

A native to the western Himalayas, the tree has been on the campus since 1893. It's massive – with long, low-bearing branches that droop gracefully around ...

pine tree under the Milky Way

Tallahassee, Florida

EAB threatens every ash tree in Minnesota. As it spreads, the infestation will grow larger and more difficult to manage.

What's the story behind the different tags on trees around Austin? - Austin MonitorAustin Monitor

Amelia Pond

Landscaped median doubles as stormwater collector.


A new branch office for Minneapolis Parks: tree cop


U.S. cities and suburbs are losing 36 million trees each year, study finds

Minneapolis is a city that has never respected its history, nor the things that make it unique. We bulldozed the Metropolitan Building.

These 14 businesses are growing money on trees

Street trees along a Mexico City boulevard offer respite from the afternoon sun.  

12 Fast-Growing Shade Trees

The Minnesota Experimental City dome, image Courtesy of Chad Freidrichs

Minnesota's big water ambitions yield benefits, no easy answers - StarTribune.com

Augsburg College looks to transform its campus into an urban arboretum

Tree Planting in Minneapolis

Residents of the homeless encampment stand outside of their tents.

Invasive Blitz Students in the Field

Ginkgo trees on an urban greenway

Delhi deforestation,South Delhi,South Delhi redevelopment projects

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Want to measure a big tree?

Past environmental battles entangle Minneapolis' plans for East Phillips neighborhood

Memory of Trees

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Proposed 40-story condo tower in Minneapolis clears another court hurdle

“What are the best books about Trees?” We looked at 193 of the top books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

Minnesota Environmental Fund

Reaching sustainability in Minnesota, one city at a time

A hornbeam leaf. Photo: ArminH/stock.xchng

Earliest Tornado on Record for Minnesota (?) - Wild Winds Today - Don't Write Winter Off Just Yet - StarTribune.com

Topping a diseased elm


Nature Conservancy, the impact of urban trees on air pollution graphic

Minneapolis skyline including IDS Center, Foshay Tower, Capella Tower, Ameriprise Financial Center, Campbell Mithun Tower, AT&T Tower, 33 South Sixth.

Creating a mantel

A gang of turkeys wander the streets of Shorewood.

Street trees working their magic in Tulsa, OK. (Source: Daniel Jeffries)

Todd Welvon sweeps the grass of the area around his tent.

The performance of common street tree species in Australia were evaluated in the experiment. Photo credit Liz Denman.

5. Minnehaha Regional Park

Check out these ones around the Minnesota Environmental Fund office and share a picture of the trees you see in your neighborhood!

Living near parks or other green spaces is linked to wide-ranging health benefits

Urban trees aren't just easy on the eyes. In densely populated cities with high levels of air pollution, they're also a lifesaver.

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Why Are Minneapolis and St. Paul So Nice? Maybe It's the Parks - The New York Times

Partnerships for a Healthy Urban Forest

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Minneapolis Gets Trashed

Needed to fix parking blight: Lots of trees

Adams County PA Master Gardener, BBG Graduate, and NRDC Member, Audrey Hillman

Sequoia National Forest. David McNew/Newsmakers

Check out these ones around the Minnesota Environmental Fund office and share a picture of the trees you see in your neighborhood!

Joe Jirik, with Le Sueur County's Soil and Water Conservation District, assessed a dike

The development of the ancient city of Akko, roughly 6000 years ago, led to the collapse of the local ecosystem. (Photo: mitch59)

Eric Sannerud and Ben Boo of Mighty Axe Hops in Foley

Ash borer trap

Trees in a forest can 'talk' and share nutrients through an underground internet built by soil fungi.

American Exodus