Minn. foresters seeing stressed silver maples, elms

Published 9:52 am Friday, June 5, 2015

ST. PAUL — Minnesota foresters say they’re seeing many silver maples and some elm trees with stunted or no leaves but an abundance of seeds this spring.

The Department of Natural Resources says these trees are not dead and will rebound over the next couple of years.

DNR forest health specialist Brian Schwingle says it’s happening to silver maples from Minnesota to Ohio. He says environmental stressors and natural cycles of large seed production are contributing factors.

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