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May 19, 2014
Crow Wing County completes annual tree planting
Crow Wing County Land Services completed its annual tree planting program for 2014. This year, nearly 65,000 white spruce, white and jack pine seedlings were planted on about 81 acres in Crosslake, Oak Lawn and Lake Edward townships. More than 3.6 million seedlings have been planted...
May 19, 2014 - 10:30pm
April 23, 2014
Crosslake church conducts Earth Care Fair
■ Crosslake church conducts Earth Care Fair CROSSLAKE — The Crosslake and wider community is invited to a celebration of Crosslake Presbyterian Church’s rooftop solar electricity generating system
April 23, 2014 - 10:22pm
January 24, 2014
Fifth-grader gains nomination for national Arbor Day award
At age 10, Jim Johanneck wanted to share a love for the outdoors and trees. Now his efforts to spearhead planting hundreds of trees in Baxter...
January 24, 2014 - 8:58pm
September 20, 2013
Field day for woodlot owners set Sept. 28
The Northwoods Forestry Co-op Fall Field Day is scheduled for Sept. 28 at the property of Gary and Sharon Bodie, 13595 State Highway 18, which is about three miles east of Brainerd.
September 20, 2013 - 12:57pm
August 30, 2013
County natural resource managers identify candidate timber stands
Crow Wing County Natural Resource Managers have completed the development of a five-year candidate stand list. The list is a tool for managers to identify which timber stands are ready for thinning or harvest. The list is also a proactive approach by the county to inform neighboring...
August 30, 2013 - 8:30pm
August 4, 2013
10-year-old leads effort to plant trees by Whipple Beach
BAXTER — A 10-year-old boy had something he wanted to share with his community. It didn’t come from a store. It didn’t come with a computer...
August 4, 2013 - 9:59pm
May 23, 2013
Crow Wing County plants nearly 30,000 white and jack pine seedings
Nearly 30,000 white and jack seedlings were planted on several sites throughout Crow Wing County. Crow Wing County Land Services Supervisor Kirk...
May 23, 2013 - 9:05pm
May 21, 2013
Wallin named state's Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year
The Minnesota Tree Farm Program and the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) have named John Wallin of Pequot Lakes as the 2013 Minnesota Outstanding...
May 21, 2013 - 9:09pm
March 5, 2013
How can I protect my cabin from wildfire?
Q: With the potential for a severe wildfire season this spring, is there anything people can do to protect their homes and cabins? A: Late winter is the best time to prune trees. Look at the trees and shrubs within 100 feet surrounding the cabin or house. Eliminate ladder fuels...
March 5, 2013 - 10:48am
January 22, 2013
Forestry agency announces 2013 leadership
■ Penquin Plunge planned
January 22, 2013 - 3:45pm
November 21, 2012
When and how should trees be trimmed?
Q: Now is the time of year when most property owners are considering pruning their trees. Removing unwanted branches improperly and at the wrong time of the year can stress and damage the tree. When and how should trees be trimmed? A: The best time of the year to prune trees...
November 21, 2012 - 9:29am
November 9, 2012
Timber backlog hits Cass County
BACKUS – Timber backlog finally hit Cass County in October when the county sold only five of 17 sites offered for logging at the monthly auction. The price paid for aspen dropped to $15.91 per cord for the first time since the early 1990’s, according to Land Commissioner Joshua...
November 9, 2012 - 2:16pm
August 31, 2012
Plant closures compound troubles for Minnesota loggers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The permanent closures in August of the Verso paper mill in Sartell and the Georgia-Pacific hardboard plant in Duluth compounded a tough situation for Minnesota's struggling logging industry. Minnesota Public Radio reported (bit.ly/OFunHA) Friday that about...
August 31, 2012 - 11:12am
August 21, 2012
Shooting restrictions continue at gravel pit
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forestry Division will continue to keep the Pillager gravel pit in Cass County closed to unauthorized shooting and target practice. The site, which is located in the Pillsbury State Forest about 15 miles northwest of Brainerd, was...
August 21, 2012 - 7:28pm
April 29, 2012
Crow Wing County tree planting under way
Crow Wing County Land Services Supervisor Kirk Titus announced tree planting is under way on several sites located throughout the county. The...
April 29, 2012 - 8:36pm