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Urban forest provides shade, savings for city of Cottage Grove

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Despite the old adage that money doesn’t grow on trees, Cottage Grove Forester Steve Bowe has discovered that figuratively speaking, it just might.

With a software system called i-Tree, a suite created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bowe has mapped out segments of the city’s urban forest population ahead of the upcoming emerald ash borer treatment season.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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