Stump removal and sidewalk repairs begin in Minneapolis

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The remaining evidence from the June storm – huge stumps and broken sidewalks – will slowly disappear over the next couple months as the Park Board begins stump removal and sidewalk repairs. It expects to complete the project by the first of November.

According to the Park Board, sidewalks and curbs will be repaired with no charge to residents.

More than 3,000 park and boulevard trees were lost in the storms, and crews removed more than 2,300 semi truckloads of debris between June and July.

The Park Board wrote in a press release that, “During the month of August, University of Minnesota researchers photographed and inventoried the addresses of nearly 800 stumps, looking for patterns that could help foresters and arborists better understand why some trees of the same age and type fell and others did not. The researcher’s documentation will also be used as part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s FEMA application process.”