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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


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 is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.