City Trees Program
2018 Program Details
The City of Minneapolis is once again working with Tree Trust (a local non profit organization) to provide about 1,000 trees to Minneapolis property owners at the cost of only $30 for large shade trees and $40 for fruit trees and smaller species.
Due to such popular demand in years past, this year the City Tree program will only be administered by lottery.
How does the program work?
- Starting in early February you can register for the lottery until March 9th by going to the Tree Trust website.
- All registrations received during that time will be put into the lottery drawing, so you can register anytime during those days. The day and time you register will have no bearing on potentially being selected in the lottery drawing.
- Only one tree is allowed per property owner, regardless of number of properties you own.
- Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees.
- If you are selected in the lottery, you will be able to pick up your tree May 19, 20 or 21st.
- Some Minneapolis businesses and non-profits can qualify to have trees planted on their properties. To learn more, visit the Minneapolis Urban Forestry Project.
General Program Information
Plant a tree. Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater.
Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way to help build the city's tree canopy. Trees are available for Minneapolis residents, businesses, and nonprofits.
The City Trees program has planted more than 13,000 trees in Minneapolis, an accomplishment made possible through the hard work of Tree Trust staff and volunteers.
- Visit the Tree Trust website to order a tree for your Minneapolis property.
Since 2006, there have been over 13,000 participants in the City Trees Program. Click on the links below to learn more about the City Trees Program participation:
Last updated Jan 30, 2018