Outdoors

Trees grow in one place, sometimes for centuries, watching as generations and communities grow and change around them. When Maple Grove was first settled in the 1850s, it was part of the Big Woods: centuries-old maple, oak, elm and basswood that covered tens of thousands of acres of Minnesota.

They’re the bursts of color that catch your eye as you go 60 miles per hour along Highway 94, and the intricate clusters of blooms you see protruding from stems along Maple Grove walking paths.

Dog Lovers know how great the dog park is at Elm Creek Park Reserve, and it was inevitable that others would find out about it, too.

Gary and Conny Jay’s garden started 23 years ago as a small flower bed, created under a tree to make mowing easier. Over the years it grew, right along with their knowledge of gardening and their desire to create a peaceful retreat around their home.

When Ed Reichow landed new Maple Grove clients in 2012, he had no idea he was starting an award-winning project.

It might drift in as a slow dawning awareness, or it could hit you with lightning clarity. Each spring, Maple Grove residents are delighted as migrating birds arrive in bunches.

In March 2010, Maple Grove Magazine featured a story about the home of Rewati Teeparti and Srinivas Gazula, as they had just installed a geothermal heating and cooling system to c

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