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Plant a tree on your Minneapolis property for $25

March 10, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Sixteen varieties are available this year and include fruit trees. Any Minneapolis property owner – whether resident, business or nonprofit – can order a tree to plant on private Minneapolis property this spring. Comparable trees cost about $125 at a nursery.

·         Ordering begins March 17 at In previous years the trees have sold quickly. Property owners who order early will get the best selection.

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.

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.

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Published Mar 10, 2014