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Volunteers plant trees in the city

Twenty-five volunteers from Xcel Energy planted 30 trees in Bloomington to recharge protection against the Emerald Ash Borer this fall. The efforts were a part of Xcel Energy’s seventh annual day of service, which included more than 800 Xcel volunteers across four states. The Bloomington volunteers collaborated with Tree Trust, a company that plants trees throughout the Twin Cities, and City Public Works staff to bring more diversity to the city’s urban canopy. 

“Planting projects like this add diversity and resiliency to the city’s urban forest, providing a future tree canopy as we lose our ash trees to the Emerald Ash Borer,” Assistant Maintenance Superintendent Dave Hanson said.