Sunday, August 7, 2016

Brudevold Forest (Steve's Trees)

My brother was a forest ranger.  He worked in northern Minnesota.  Sadly, he passed away when he was still in his 20's.  However, his memory and his love for the trees lives on.  There is a very large stand of trees named in his honor located on eighty acres of private land in St. Louis County between Duluth and Two Harbors.  There are over twenty one thousand red pine (the state tree of Minnesota) growing here.  The planting of the seedlings began in the early 1980's with a thousand trees planted in the first year and two or three thousand planted in successive years.  What was once a flat open area has become a forest of towering pine.  Lovingly planted, carefully tended and joyfully given as a memorial to my brother, Steven.  I will treasure this land with its beautiful forest forever.  Thank you D.P.

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