Natural Amenities

Buckthorn

What is buckthorn? Common buckthorn was first brought to Minnesota from Europe in the mid-1800s as a very popular hedging material. Shortly after its introduction here, it was found to be quite invasive in natural areas and in the 1930's the nursery industry stopped selling it. However, many buckthorn hedges…

Eagle Creek & Boiling Springs

Tucked in the northwest corner of Savage is a stream that has two unique qualities that distinguish it from other Minnesota River tributaries.Eagle Creek is home to one of the last remaining self-producing brown trout populations in the metropolitan area.The 3-mile creek flows from the springs at the base of…
Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

      What you need to know about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an Asian beetle that was first discovered near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae kill ash trees by tunneling under…
Living Green

Living Green

  Choosing to live in a way that protects and preserves the environment doesn't have to be complete lifestyle change and it doesn't have to happen all at once. Little by little we can make small decisions, try a new approach once in a while, and over time will find…
Naturally Resourceful

Naturally Resourceful

Defining our tagline, Naturally Resourceful The two words, Naturally Resourceful, serve as the City’s tagline. But what exactly does that mean? Initially, one might think the tagline describes Savage’s environmental features. While it is true that this city has a wonderful array of rivers, streams, lakes, hills, valleys and wetlands,…
Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt

Oak wilt is a fungal disease that infects the vascular tissue of oak trees. As the fungus infects the tree, the tree tries to defend itself by producing defense compounds. These compounds plug the water-conducting tissue causing the tree to wilt and eventually die. {slider All Oaks Affected}All species of…

Savage Fen Wetland Complex

What is the Savage Fen? Savage is home to the Savage Fen Wetland Complex, a 441-acre wetland that contains one of the rarest types of wetland plant communities in the United States, a calcareous fen. Calcareous fens exist only where cold groundwater that’s poor in oxygen but rich in calcium and magnesium wells up…
Tree Contractors

Tree Contractors

In accordance with Savage City Code, all professional contractors hired to perform tree maintenance services within the City must first submit a Tree Contractors Registration Form to the City. Upon successful completion and approval, the company name will be added to the "Registered Tree Contractors List." Urban Forest and Shade Tree Management…
Why should we care about pollinators?

Why should we care about pollinators?

Pollinators are an essential link in the reproduction of flowering plants and crops. They distribute pollen to different parts of the same plant as well as from one plant to another. Approximately 30 percent of the human diet relies on the pollination process. Types of pollinators include: Bees Hummingbirds Beetles…