What’s in Missoula’s forest? About $91M and 27,000 trees

Chris Boza woke shortly before 5 a.m. when the power went out, likely due to a tree branch that snapped under the weight of the spring snow. But as it turned out, it was a good day to talk about trees and the health of Missoula’s urban forest.

Boza, the city’s urban forester, gave members of the City Council an update Wednesday on efforts to nurse the aging forest back to health. With a funding boost provided in last year’s city budget and several experimental programs now underway, Boza and his crews are making progress in their work to preserve the urban forest for future generations.


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