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Tree diversity is key

Congratulations to Cloquet city officials for getting Tree City status. I believe the last time we received the designation was during mayor Arlene Wolner's tenure. She was a dedicated tree person as I am, and we worked together to get the designation for Cloquet. At that time, requirements included having a tree board and a tree ordinance. We organized both and received the Tree City designation for several years.

As part of the effort, one of my graduate students conducted a survey of the street trees in Cloquet as a research assignment. He came up with an interesting list of trees that had...

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