Beautify your Minneapolis yard with a new tree for only $25
Need a tree for your yard? Minneapolis residents as well as business owners and nonprofit organizations can order a six- to eight-foot tree for only $25. St. Louis Park residents can also order trees at a cost of $35.
The Tree Trust will begin accepting Minneapolis orders Monday, March 18 from people who have property in Wards 3, 5, 6 and 10. (These wards are being given ordering priority because, historically, they have had lower program participation than other areas of Minneapolis.) Tree orders will be accepted for other areas of Minneapolis beginning Monday, March 25.
The City of Minneapolis is offering 1,000 trees on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of one tree per property owner, and trees must be planted on private property. Tree species that will be available for purchase are:
- Techny Arborvitae
- Blue Beech
- River Birch
- Evans Bali Cherry
- Kentucky Coffeetree
- Royal Raindrops Crabapple
- Princeton Elm
- Northern Hackberry
- Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry
Trees must be picked up at the Minneapolis Impound Lot between May 18 and 20.
Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way for residents to help build the city’s tree canopy. Planting a tree is a great way to create a shady spot in your yard, provide habitat for wildlife, save energy, mitigate storm water runoff, and increase property values. In the past six years, the City Trees program has made it possible for 7,500 trees to be planted in Minneapolis.
The trees program helps the City meet its eco-focused City goal that recognizes trees as a solid green investment.
St. Louis Park tree orders
The St. Louis Park tree sale is offered through a partnership between the Tree Trust and the City of St. Louis Park. Since 2010, the City of St. Louis Park has funded the St. Louis Park tree sale to help build the city’s tree canopy. Trees are available for St. Louis Park residents, businesses, and nonprofits and must be planted on private property in St. Louis Park
The ordering period opened March 1, and tree orders will be taken until all trees are sold. St. Louis Park residents may order up to three trees at a cost of $35 per tree.
Trees must be picked up at the Tree Trust offices, 2231 Edgewood Ave. S., St. Louis Park, on Saturday, May 11 between 8 a.m. and noon or Monday, May 13 between 5 and 7 p.m. For more information, visit the Tree Trust’s website.
Published Mar. 13, 2013