The annual Gunflint GreenUp is an ongoing effort and on Saturday June 28th there’s an opportunity to ‘Tend the Trees’.
The Ham Lake Fire started in May 2007, seven years ago. It burned 76,000 acres in northeast Minnesota and western Ontario. Since then, nearly 100,000 trees have been planted by volunteers at the annual Gunflint GreenUp events. Now it is time to tend those trees by clipping away brush and hardwoods that are competing for sunlight and water. One person armed with a pair of nippers can really make a difference to a conifer seedling that is overtopped by surrounding vegetation.