How it works

We have three programs to help plant more trees on private property. Learn about our programs.

Spring 2023 tree sale

For homeowners, renters and rental property owners

The 2023 tree lottery has closed. 

Thanks to all participants in our 2023 tree sale. Everyone who was selected to order a tree has been notified by email. 

Tree pick-up information

Dates & time:

  • Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 22, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 


Minneapolis Impound Lot - 50 Van White Memorial Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN  55405

Green Zones residents

Residents in Minneapolis Green Zones may qualify for a free tree. This program is ongoing. You can apply for a tree any time during the year. 

To qualify, you must:

  • Live in a Green Zone
  • Have enough green space for the tree(s)
  • Commit to watering your tree every week for the first three years

We will work with you to select the best tree and spot to plant it.

Businesses and organizations  

We partner with Tree Trust to provide low cost trees and professionally plant them on your business property.

You can apply for tree(s) anytime during the year. We plant trees in the spring and fall.

To qualify for this program you must have:

  • Enough green space for the tree or trees
  • An outdoor water connection or alternative plan for watering the trees
  • A plan for maintaining and pruning the trees


$30 per tree, includes:

  • Consultation with a landscaper to find the best trees for your property
  • Planting
  • Mulching
  • Water bags

Request a tree

  • To request a tree, complete and submit an online order form
  • Requests are accepted on a rolling first-come, first-served basis
  • We usually plant trees in the late spring and late fall

Request a tree


We partner with Tree Trust, a local nonprofit, for the City Trees program.

Learn about Tree Trust

Planting and pruning

Find tips and guidelines for planting and pruning your trees

Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




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