Tornadoes of Sept. 20th

Hundreds of southeast Minnesota families are still in the midst of efforts to recover from the damage caused by the swarm of tornadoes that left a wide swath of destruction last September 20th.  Houses, farm buildings, businesses and thousands of trees were damaged or destroyed.  Fortunately, no lives were lost.

Recovery efforts are ongoing, and will continue for a long time into the months and years ahead!   Buildings will be repairs or replaced, and ruined trees cut up, removed, and plans made for new tree plantings and promoting and enhancing natural regeneration of devastated forests.


The nasty cold wave that has descended on us is bound to slow cleanup work on broken trees, but it is not too soon to begin thinking about how to create a beautiful series of tree and shrub plantings in modest sized groups over a period of several years.  The Knecht’s staff is ready and able to assist you with the planning expertise and creativity, and top quality trees and shrubs to make your property a place of amazing restoration and renewal.

A free initial site consultation at your property with Leif Knecht is available by simply contacting us.  Drop us an email or give us a call.  We will contact you to set up a time that is convenient for you, and the process of tornado recovery can get a jump start!