Lileks: How to plant a tree in Minneapolis in 60 easy steps

  • by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 8, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Every year the trees bud, and your heart swells. Every year you think this might be the year the Old Beloved Tree comes down, and your heart sinks. Or stops entirely when you consider the cost. Last year a neighbor’s tree started dropping branches the size of circus-tent poles in our back yard, and the tree doctor said it was probably due for removal. See how all the telephone wires are up there? It would take them out, and you’d be without service.

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