The Minneapolis Park Board is thanking Koda Energy for processing tree debris left behind by the June storms that swept across the metro now that the wood chips will soon be available to city residents for landscaping use.
"We are grateful to Koda Energy for this generous gesture," said Jayne Miller, superintendent of Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, adding that recent concerns about the emerald ash borer have limited the agency's ability to provide wood chips themselves.
By the end of the week, the following four sites in Minneapolis will be stocked with wood chips:
Armatage Park parking lot: The lot is on the east side of the 5700 block of Russell Avenue South, and the wood chips can be found at the south end of the parking lot near the Dumpster.
Folwell Park parking lot: Wood chips can be found in the northwest corner of the parking lot near the intersection of Dowling and Knox avenues
Lake Nokomis parking lot: The lot is off of Lake Nokomis Parkway between 50th Street East and 22nd Avenue South on the north side of the lake.
Marshall Terrace neighborhood site: Wood chips will be located in a community garden on the north side of 30th Avenue Northeast just west of Randolph Street Northeast just east of Marshall Street.
The wood chips will remain available through Aug. 2. The chips are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Minneapolis residents only. Koda Energy plans to monitor and replenish the supplies according to demand until the chips are gone.
Since the storm struck on June 21, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board has hauled away more than 1,000 semi trailers of tree debris from boulevards and residential neighborhoods.
The tree debris has been double-chipped to meet the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's compliance standards for preventing the spread of emerald ash borer.