Northland Christmas Trees in Short Supply

Northland Christmas Trees in Short Supply

DULUTH, Minn. — If you’re still looking for a fresh Christmas tree this holiday season you may be out of luck. That’s because after starting to sell them in mid-November, Hoffbauer Tree Farm saw a large rush during the Thanksgiving holiday. Even though they sold the same amount of trees as last year, they sold out by December 11th which…

Timber Takes Center Stage at 67th Annual North Star Expo

The Annual Event Was Postponed in 2020 Due to COVID-19

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – It’s an industry providing over 32,000 Minnesotans with jobs, and over $2 billion in wages every year. Logging is vital to the state, and at a recent expo in Grand Rapids, the importance was front and center. “It’s good work for the people up here in northern Minnesota,” said Corey Wilson, attending from Cohasset. What may…

City of Duluth Receives Award for Green Efforts

The city has several hundred more trees left to plant.

DULUTH, Minn. — Mayor Emily Larson proclaimed Tuesday Arbor Day 2021 in Duluth to celebrate the city’s longtime commitment to trees. During most years, trees are planted in the community by city workers to mark this occasion. Due to Covid-19 precautions still keeping a lot of things virtual, the city is encouraging people to plant trees on their own this…

Cork Trees to be Removed on 4th Street

18 cork trees in total will need to be removed.

DULUTH, Minn. — The city of Duluth will be removing several trees on 4th street throughout the next several weeks. 18 cork trees in total will need to be removed. They were planted after the completion of the 4th street reconstruction. Afterwards, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture conducted research on the cork trees and found that they could be invasive….

UMD’s New Project Aims to Help Plants Adapt to Northland Climate

Moving forward, several of the trees will be planted on UMD property while the bigger part of the project is distributing the seeds to farmers for them to grow and sell.

DULUTH, Minn. — UMD students and faculty are doing their part to help the northland go green. It’s all part of an on-going effort in the biology research lab at UMD in collaboration with a number of community partners to help transition native plants such as red oaks, birches and white pines into northern forests. “The idea is to plant…

Annual Memorial Tree Planting Service Takes Place in Superior

The memorial also kicks off the tree planting season in Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Superior held its annual memorial tree planting this morning at Bear Creek Park in Superior. It’s meant as a form of dedication to all those in Superior who have lost their lives while on the job. So far, the city has planted these tribune trees for over two decades. “It’s also our celebration of trees. Superior has…

Northland Tree Services Busy After Storms

Duluth Tree Service says saturated soil can cause trees to fall.

DULUTH, Minn.- Monday’s storm brought high winds, which tore much of the Northland apart and ripped trees from their roots, which crashed onto houses, garages, and cars. The owner of Duluth Tree Service said he experienced call volumes like the peak of the season–at a time when they normally drop. He added that high winds aren’t the only thing that…

Ash Borer Update

The third case of Ash Borer has been discovered in Douglas County

HIGHLAND, Wisc.- Concern tonight after the discovery of a new Emerald Ash Borer infestation in Douglas County, this time in the town of Highland. The Highland infestation was found by a utility tree crew, and brings the affected areas in the county to three joining the City of Superior and Amnicon Falls State Park. Experts believe people bringing firewood into…

UMD Hosts Pruning Workshop to Save the Trees

Pruning removes dead or dying branches and is considered preventative maintenance for trees.

DULUTH, Minn. – Taking care of trees is not easy even for professionals. That’s why the Third Annual North East Minnesota pruning workshop was held at University of Minnesota Duluth. The workshop brings training experience and knowledge to the Northland about working with different sized trees. Pruning removes dead or dying branches and is considered preventative maintenance for trees. “The sooner we can start…

Northland Family Starts Tree Stand in West Duluth

Kimberly and Darren Powell Have Always Wanted to Start Emmanuel Evergreens, Now It's a Dream Come True

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas tree to bring home to your living room, one family in the Northland is looking to help. Kimberly and Darren Powell along with their children have chosen to start up a Christmas tree stand this year. Kimberly says she wants families to have the picture perfect experience when picking…

Vikre Distillery Helping Plant Trees One Bottle At a Time

Bottles from the liquor stores, cocktail room or from the bar all qualify for the tree planting

DULUTH, Minn. – For the month of Dec. if you buy a bottle from the Vikre Distillery they’ll plant a tree. The bottles are priced between $23 and $35. Even the gin is named after, you guessed it, trees like spruce and cedar. “We’re really committed to sustainability,” said Vikre Distillery Visitor Experience & Events Manager Chelsy Whittington. “We’re a triple bottom…

Helpful Hands Prepare for ‘A Glensheen Christmas’

A Glensheen Christmas will Open Saturday, November 18 for Tours at the Historic Estate

DULUTH, Minn. – A crew of roughly 20 students and staff are working to deck the halls of the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth this week. When touring through “A Glensheen Christmas,” guests will be able to experience 25 Christmas trees and hundreds of feet of garland. Visitors will have the chance to find dozens of hidden elves during holiday tours. Many decorations…

Uncovering Logging and Lumberjack History

Northland Uncovered: Tom's Logging Camp

DULUTH, Minn. – Shipping and mining are a couple of the industries many think of when picturing the beginnings of this region, but another profession also kept thousands of men employed. In this week’s Northland Uncovered we head to Tom’s Logging Camp just up Highway 61. “There was almost no protections. If you got hurt you were kind of out…