City Trees is a program that plants trees on properties for residents, businesses, and organizations. Planting trees is essential for reducing energy costs, better managing storm water, reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide, and increasing livability in our city. Healthy trees look beautiful, increase property values, keep the city cooler in the summer, and provide homes for wildlife.
For Businesses and Organizations
The City Trees Program plants trees on eligible Minneapolis businesses' and non-profit organizations' properties. Trees cost $30 each which includes a consultation with a landscaper to find the best trees for your property.
- Fill out the Tree Survey. Requests for plantings are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Trees are professionally planted, mulched, and include watering bags to assist you in caring for the trees.
- To qualify, businesses or non-profits must have enough green space to accommodate a tree or trees, water, and maintain the trees (critical for first three years).
The City Trees program also works with Tree Trust (a local nonprofit organization) to provide around 800 trees to Minneapolis property owners. Trees cost $30 for large shade trees and $40 for fruit trees and smaller species. Because of popular demand, the tree distribution is administered by lottery.
- All registrations received during the entry period will be put into the lottery drawing. You can register at any time until the lottery closes; the day and time you register has no bearing on how likely you are to be selected for the lottery.
- Only one tree is permitted per property. If you own multiple properties, you will need to enter the lottery one time per property.
- If you are selected, you will be notified and able to choose from several varieties and sizes of trees.
- The 2019 tree distribution was held May 18, 19, and 20. Information for the next lottery will be available in Spring 2020.
If you have questions about trees on private property, contact Project Manager Sydney Schaaf at (612)-673-2084 or [email protected]. For questions about public and boulevard trees, contact the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
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Last updated Aug 13, 2019