City Trees

You can add trees to your property. We make it affordable.

Help build our city's tree canopy

City Trees offers a low-cost way for residents and businesses to help build the city's tree canopy.

Ways you can get a tree for your property:

  • All residents can enter our low-cost tree lottery
    • The City of Minneapolis sold more than 1,500 low-cost trees to residents in 2023. The trees will help increase the City’s tree canopy, provide shade, lower energy bills and increase property values.
  • Green Zone residents can request a free tree
  • Businesses can request a low-cost tree

Find out how businesses, organizations and individuals can get trees


Tree benefits

The benefits of adding more trees include:

  • Shade and cool your house or apartment
  • Lower utility bills
  • Increase property value
  • Clean the air
  • Collect stormwater
  • Provide a habitat for wildlife
  • Improve health and well-being

We've planted thousands of trees throughout the city since launching this program in 2006.

Trees waiting to be picked up at the City tree sale with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415