In Hennepin Co., planting trees to fight invasive species

A tree
A newly planted Turkish hazelnut tree, in Trillium Park in Saint Anthony, Minn. It’s a hearty tree with a cork-like bark. Hennepin County has been planting a larger variety of trees along county roads, to avoid a monoculture that could be susceptible to disease.
Tom Crann | MPR News

The fall foliage we know and love will look a bit different in the future.

Cities and counties are replacing ash and maple trees with a more diverse array of trees, in an effort to protect urban forests from invasive pests. Just this weekend Hennepin County replaced a dozen trees in a small park with 40 new ones. We went there to learn more.

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