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Trees need watering any time it doesn’t rain an inch in a week
Yard and boulevard trees need water
Now that the rain has slowed down, remember that trees – especially young trees – need watering any time it doesn’t rain an inch in a week. Minneapolis yard and boulevard trees need an inch of water every week all through the summer-fall season. Lack of water can make trees vulnerable to insects and disease and cause permanent damage to young and old trees alike. Trees up to five years old are especially susceptible. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) plants and mulches boulevard trees but relies on residents or businesses nearby to water them.
An effective way to water a tree is to turn on a slow stream of water (just so the hose is weeping) for a few hours. Watering in the evening after dinner time is most effective since it minimizes evaporation, and trees tend to take most of their water during the night. Watering one tree weekly costs only about $3 for 23 weeks – the entire summer-fall season. For people who lose track of when they last watered a tree, a good way to remember is to water trees on the same day trash is picked up.
Protect our Minneapolis quality of life
Taking care of our trees means protecting our Minneapolis quality of life. Healthy trees are beautiful, increase property values, help improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing carbon dioxide, save energy, keep the city cooler, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater. If you have space in your yard to plant a tree, consider getting one going so it can get a start on providing shade and making a better quality of life in your neighborhood. The larger the tree, the larger the benefits.
Share this video and spread the word about helping our urban forest
Healthy trees are an important part of our quality of life in Minneapolis, but they need our help. Share this short about some of the benefits of our urban forest and how we can help.
For more information:
For information on tree care and the urban forest, call the MPRB Forestry Department at 612-313-7710, email forestry or visit our trees and urban forest web page.
Did you know that Prepare + Prosper prepares taxes from June through October? Our IRS-certified volunteers can help taxpayers who missed the tax filing deadline, need to file their renter’s refund, file prior year returns, or make amendments. Financial services at the tax site are also available.
The schedule varies throughout the summer and taxpayers need to make an appointment. Check the website or call P+P at 651-287-0187 for exact dates and times.
Want to print a flyer with this information? You can print the PDF flyer in English or Spanish to distribute at your organization.
Thank you and we hope your summer is off to a great start!
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|News from Council Member Warsame|
The web page should be up to date: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/
We have a few more changes to announce:
The I-94 west ramp to 394 west will reopen late Wednesday, early Thursday. That will reopen the reversible HOV lanes. MnPass customers will be back in business.
The ramp from Lyndale Ave to I-394 west also opens late tonight or early Thursday.
The eastbound I-94 ramp to Broadway Avenue will close for 10 days starting June 14.
The west 94 ramp to 49th Avenue will close June 19 for 14 days. The detour is Dowling Ave to North Lyndale Ave.
Eastbound I-94 to Hennepin/Lyndale closes tonight for 14 days.
Speed limit reduction:
Westbound I-94 from Highway 55 to I-694 is under a 50 mph speed limit at all times.
Eastbound I-94 will shift to the inside lanes early Friday and will also be under a 50 mph speed limit at that time.
The State Patrol will be out enforcing the new limits.
I have attached the tunnel specific fact sheet that explains ramp closures and lane configurations. The tunnel will be closed at 10 p.m. June 23 through 5 a.m. June 26.
On June 26, both directions of traffic will go through the tunnel with two lanes in each direction with a concrete barrier in the middle. This should take about 30 days. The ramps from I-94 west to Highway 55 west and I-394 will be closed during this work.
The ramp from I-35W north to I-94 west will be closed for 70 days. Truck traffic will be prohibited from the tunnel.
The fact sheet will explain more about the second and third stages of the tunnel area work.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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