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Collecting seeds of a different color

How will cities replace declining ash tree populations? Experts look to a classic

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:17 am | Updated: 4:25 pm, Sat Nov 26, 2011.

LINO LAKES — If ash trees are on the way out, why not bring back the majestic chestnut?

It’s a question Lino Lakes city officials are not only asking, but taking an active role to answer. After years of careful monitoring and safeguarding against deer, Councilman Dave Roeser is proud of his backyard chestnut tree, which now stands about 15 feet tall. He’s donating its seeds to  city hall in hopes a city-sponsored grove can grow and flourish.

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