Order a $25 tree to spruce up your Minneapolis property

Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees to Minneapolis property owners for only $25 each. Comparable trees cost about $125 at a nursery.

If you’re a Minneapolis property owner, you may order a tree to plant on private Minneapolis property this spring. Sixteen varieties are available this year, including fruit trees. Ordering began Monday at www.treetrust.org and continues until the trees are sold. In previous years, the trees have sold quickly. Property owners who order early will get the best selection.

·         $25 trees are available for Minneapolis residents, businesses and nonprofits.

·         First-come, first-served. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties per owner.

·         Trees must be picked up May 15, 17, 18 or 19 at the City of Minneapolis Impound Lot. Volunteers will be on hand to help load each new tree and a complimentary bag of mulch into vehicles.

Healthy trees look beautiful in our neighborhoods, increase property values, help clean the air we breathe, save on our energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.

In the past eight years, the City Trees program has provided more than 10,000 trees for planting on private property. The City Trees program helps meet Minneapolis’ eco-focused goal recognizing trees as a solid green investment. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way for folks to help build the city’s tree canopy. The City Trees program is a partnership between the City of Minneapolis and Tree Trust, a local nonprofit that works to improve the community environment by investing in people.

Published Mar 19, 2014