Minnesota Roots Co-Founder, Kari Logan impacts Australia. One of Australia’s top urban forestry magazines has published an article written by our Kari Logan, focused on developing creative community forestry partnerships. Like Crocodile Dundee is at home around trees down under in Australia, Kari’s experiences with promoting urban trees has taken her into urban forests across the United States. The article can be found on pages 65-66 here.
Roots in Minnesota is an offspring of the Kentucky Roots campaign in Northern Kentucky. Due to the success of these campaigns, urban and community foresters in other states are working on replicating them. Why are these campaigns increasing awareness of the value of public trees and motivating tree care? How can you get onboard?
Find out in this article in City Trees Magazine, or click on the PDF to download.
The Society of Municipal Aborists turned to CEL Marketing/PR/Design to help urban and community foresters get a better understanding of how to develop creative community forestry partnerships. As you will see in the Kentucky Roots story within the pages of City Trees, these partnerships provide critical support for implementing tree care campaigns. Kentucky Roots and Roots in Minnesota campaign co-creator Kari Logan tells us how she worked with the Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council (NKUCFC) to expand the reach and motivate tree care with Kentucky Roots.
Arbor Day is Friday, April 29th. Do you part to care for trees on this day, during Minnesota Arbor Month in May and throughout the year. Pick up a tree care card at participating locations in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park or Chanhassen. If you care for the trees in your yard, they pay you back by cleaning the air, keeping you cool, increasing your property values, and more!
Did you know that trees can promote healing, reduce violence, and improve the economy? According to our friends at the Alliance for Community Trees, research shows that “gazing at a garden can speed healing from surgery, infection, and other maladies.” Trees can also improve the economy because they add value to homes and boost retail sales. When it comes to crime, trees and beautiful scenery reduces associated stress and negative feelings. How does the urban forest impact your city?
Pick up a tree care card at participating locations in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park or Chanhassen.
If you care for the trees in your yard, they pay you back by cleaning the air, keeping you cool, increasing your property values, and more! According to the Arbor Day Foundation, a mature tree can have an appraisal value of between $1,000 and $10,000?
And, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day!
So, what are you waiting for? Plant and protect your investment by watering, mulching, and pruning right.
Do your part. Care for trees! Pick up a Roots in Minnesota campaign card at one of these locations within our participating campaign cities to access valuable tree care tips:
Como Campus (Zoo/Conservatory) Visitor Center
Central Service Facility
Wellstone Community Center
Highland Community Center
Oxford Community Center
North Dale Community Center
Linwood Community Center
Arlington Hill Community Center
Battle Creek Community Center
Dayton’s Bluff Community Center
Phalen Community Center
Hazel Park Community Center
Rice Community Center
Edgcumbe Community Center
Langford Community Center
Sun Ray Library
Chanhassen City Hall
Chanhassen Rec Center
The Garden by the Woods
The Mustard Seed at Halla Nursery
Minnetonka City Hall
Minnetonka Public Works
Saint Louis Park
The Tree Trust
Saint Louis Park City Hall
Saint Louis Park Rec Center
Westwood Hills Nature Center
Trees pay us back! According to the US Forest Service, a healthy, mature tree can add an average of 10 percent to your property’s value. With the serious threat of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in our communities, it’s more important than ever to plant diverse species of trees in your yard. EAB, along with stronger storms, is expected to eliminate one-third of Minnesota’s community tree canopy in the next 20-30 years.
Minnesota community foresters are a great resource for information on EAB and tree planting and care. Most larger cities have a city forester on staff. Minneapolis and St. Paul actually have a team of foresters who can help you select the right trees and guide you on planting and caring for them. The Minnesota DNR also has a great resource for you. It’s called The Pocket Guide to Tree Planting. Click here to access it, along with a lot of other valuable information on tree planting and care.