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'Tending the Trees' during Gunflint GreenUp: June 28

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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.

  • WTIP host Randy Eastlund spoke with Myra Theimer, a silviculturist with the Forest Service, and Nancy Seaton of the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee on North Shore Morning about this project.

    'Tending the Trees' is Saturday June 28th, meeting at the Trail’s End Campground at 10am.  More information from Rich at 387-3768.