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The city of Park Rapids is asking residents to help water trees due to the overwhelmingly dry conditions. SARAH SMITH/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

Park Rapids asking residents to water trees

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The city of Park Rapids is asking for a citizens’ hose brigade to begin immediately.

Tinder dry conditions are leaving city trees drying and prematurely going into dormancy, city forester Steph Paulson said.


“We just don’t have time to water them all,” she said.

Especially berm trees. The city cares for them for the first couple of years, but residents assume the responsibility after that.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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