Contact: Matt Laible, 612-673-2786

Tree lovers picking up 1,000 saplings May 18-20

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May 17, 2013

WHAT:            Minneapolis property owners who ordered trees from the City Trees program will pick them up this weekend to plant all across town. The City of Minneapolis offered 1,000 trees this spring for only $25 each.

WHEN:           7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18 (Saturday morning is usually the busiest time.)
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 19
3 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 20

WHERE:         Minneapolis Impound Lot
51 Colfax Ave. N.

MORE:            The Minneapolis urban forest is growing this weekend. The trees are approximately four to eight feet tall with one-inch trunks, and the varieties for $25 were Bali cherry, Royal Raindrops crabapple, Techny arborvitae, Northern hackberry, Autumn Brilliance serviceberry, blue beech, Kentucky coffeetree, river birch and Princeton elm.

The City Trees program helps meet Minneapolis’ eco-focused goal recognizing trees as a solid green investment. In the past six years, the City Trees program has provided almost 9,000 trees that were planted in Minneapolis. 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.

Onsite contact: Karen Zumach, Tree Trust, 612-590-2536

 

Published May. 17, 2013