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 By Gerri Makay    Features    July 26, 2021 

Tree Talk: Trees, Water and Weeds

As drought conditions continue to spread across the country and across the state, the lack of water expresses itself through plants. Trees respond to short-term drought by wilting, leaf scorch and leaf drop. Long-term damage from drought happens over...

 By Gerri Makay    Features    July 12, 2021

Tree Talk: July 12, 2021

American elm is North Dakota's state tree. It is these canopies that, with their beautiful vase-shape, form leafy "tunnels" along elm-lined streets. Elms were a natural choice for planting in...

 By Gerri Makay    News    June 28, 2021

Tree Talk: June 28, 2021

This week’s featured tree is honeylocust – specifically, ‘Northern Acclaim’ thorn-less honeylocust. While the species is native to eastern states of the U.S. and is covered with thorns, ‘Northern Acclaim’ is a cultivar selected and...

 By Gerri Makay    News    June 21, 2021

Tree Talk: June 21, 2021

The current tree planting project in New Rockford has been completed! Through the Family Forestry Grant, 30 trees have been planted on various properties throughout the community. All have been planted, mulched with wood chips, and are being watered...

 By Gerri Makay    News    May 31, 2021

Replanting efforts begin in New Rockford

The storm that devastated the City of New Rockford was nearly three years ago – July 8, 2018. As a testament to the community's determination to rebound and rebuild, New Rockford was host to the...

 By Gerri Makay    News    April 8, 2019

New Rockford seeks help to replant trees

The City of New Rockford is submitting an application for funding from the North Dakota Forest Service to help replant trees in the community. With this grant, trees will be planted on the boulevards - but we need your help to water and care for the...

 By Gerri Makay    News    October 8, 2018

Tips for preparing and protecting trees for winter

We know the importance of winterizing our homes and vehicles as the cold weather approaches, but in order to get through the harsh winter, trees need some extra care, too. The USDA Plant Hardiness...

 By Gerri Makay    News    September 3, 2018

In the wake of the storm: Fall tree care and planting

Editor's Note: This article is the third in a series on storm response and recovery efforts One of the sure signs of autumn is colorful fall foliage in the landscape as woody plants prepare for...

 By Gerri Makay    News    August 6, 2018

In the wake of the storm: Re-greening the community

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series on storm recovery efforts. As we enter a small community like New Rockford, the trees we see affect our immediate perception of that community. Trees create a sense of place. Last fall, city leaders...

 By Gerri Makay    News    July 30, 2018

In the wake of the storm: Caring for storm-damaged trees

Gerri Makay, Community Forestry Program Manager, ND Forest Service. This article is the first of a series on Storm Response and Recovery efforts as related to the loss and damage of trees in New...


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