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Through 1,000 Trees for Minot, locals learn correct planting methods



Minot, North Dakota – Together with NDSU Extension, 1,000 Trees for Minot is able to grow more robust and healthy trees for the city. They’re just about three-fourths of the way there.

Jodi LaHaise, a resident of Minot, noted that this session is a fantastic chance to make the city greener.

“The flood devastated a lot and if we can bring back a lot, it’s a cool thing for everybody to get together to do,” said LaHaise.

The oak and honey locus trees are being given a more permanent home by these volunteers.

Barb Matteson, a member of the Northwest Association of Horticulture, claimed she was still unsure about doing it alone.

“I’m just about to start on my first tree, wish me luck,” said Matteson.

According to NDSU Extension worker Emily How, they appear to be between three and five years old and take time to mature, just like a child.

“I would say probably another 10 years before you really start to see them grow,” said How.

It is suggested that the soil, the location, and the type of tree are the three factors to consider while planting a tree.

One of the 1,000 Trees organizers, Tim Baumann, claimed that without the support of the neighborhood, they would not have made it this far.

“We’ve set our sights on a few things that are bigger, but I can’t officially announce what that is,” said Baumann.

They are helping other organizations green the city one hole at a time.

Your local NDSU office is one place to contact if you need advice on how to plant a tree.

For information on forthcoming events, see the Facebook page for 1,000 Trees for Minot.