Minneapolis property owners can buy $30 trees

August 23, 2022

Plant a tree and turn a new leaf this fall. Minneapolis property owners can order 5- to 8-foot trees for $30 each to plant on their private property. Minneapolis property owners in Green Zones and rental property owners who didn’t get a tree in the Spring 2022 City Trees program will get a chance to order a tree earlier. Two trees can be ordered per property. 

The 350 trees in 10 varieties this year include large and medium shade trees, fruit trees and flowering trees. Comparable trees cost about $125 at a nursery.

Tiered purchasing windows

  1. Green Zones property owners and rental property owners can get priority access to  order up to two trees now through Aug. 31.
  2. All Minneapolis property owners who didn’t purchase a tree in the Spring 2022 Minneapolis tree sale can order their trees starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

Purchasing is available now until the trees run out.

  • Low-cost trees are available first-come, first-served.
  • People will pick up their trees Oct. 1 (subject to change). Location is to be determined and will be emailed to people who bought a tree. Volunteers onsite will help load each new tree and a complimentary bag of mulch into vehicles on request.

Find more information and order your trees through Tree Trust.

In the past 17 years, the City Trees program has provided approximately 20,000 trees for planting on private property. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way for folks to help the city’s tree canopy grow and enjoy all the benefits of trees.

Trees help filter pollutants out of the air and reduce the heat island effect in a city. They save energy by providing shade in the summer and protecting against wind in the winter. Trees reduce the amount of stormwater runoff into lakes and rivers. They even help reduce stress. Larger trees provide more benefits than smaller trees.