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City crews have been working to plant trees in downtown Morris. The trees were purchased as part of a $25,000 Community Forest Bonding Grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural?Resources.

Emerald ash borer poses danger to nearly half of Morris' city trees

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MORRIS - The Morris area is full of healthy, well-maintained trees, but the looming threat of emerald ash borer presents a danger to nearly half of the trees on city property and almost a quarter of the trees on private land.


Gary Johnson, professor of urban and community forestry with the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, presented these results from an volunteer-driven study of Morris' trees to Morris City Council at their meeting Tuesday.

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Kim Ukura
Kim Ukura has served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune since August 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing.