Elm Tree Reforestation Project Team (3rd Sundays @ 1:00pm)

 Elm Tree Reforestation Project Team (3rd Sundays @ 1:00pm)

Join us to plant 50 Elm Trees as part of a scientific field study!

Third Sunday of the Month from 1 pm -3 pm
Green Crew Chapter House
6601 Auto Club Drive, Bloomington MN

The Elm Tree Restoration team will meet during the monthly Project day from 1-3pm. This team is organizing our Earth Day 2023 Project.

American Elm Trees use to be an important native tree in our forests. They were also prized trees in our urban habitats. Then Dutch Elm Disease largely wiped them out. 

Over the past two decades scientist have been trying to develop a disease resistant variety of the American Elm so that they could be replanted. The scientists at the University of Minnesota have identified Minnesota trees with a natural resistance. They then breed those trees to isolate and enhance that natural resistance. They now have four varieties that are ready to be tested in the real world. Will they survive?

The Green Crew is partnering with the University to do this field test. We are planting 50 American Elms. Ten each from each of the four varieties and ten from a control group. We will be planting and then monitoring the trees for the next ten years. 

This is an important project — please join us. 


Participation in the Elm Tree Restoration project is open to all interested youth and adults. 

The project is being led by trained youth-members of the Green Crew under the guidance of Hannah Barisonzi, the project leader. We are working closely with the members of the University of Minnesota's Center for Invasive Species and the Board of the Minnesota Valley Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. 


If you would like to have your participation qualify for community service hours, please let us know when you arrive. 

This time can be for NHS, graduation requirements, ScoutsBSA conservation hours, or other required community service hours. 

When you complete the reservation for the El Tree Restoration Project Team, there will be a list of recommended supplies. 

Click the yellow button right below this question. 

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