Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tree Sales - Minneapolis & St Louis Park

Our local tree canopies are dwindling: for every new tree that residents plant, five more are lost to storms, pests, and disease. The presence of emerald ash borer in Minnesota makes it even more important to start planting tomorrow's trees today. Please do your part to restore the city's tree canopy by planting a tree this spring!

Tree Trust is partnering with the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Louis Park to provide low-cost trees to residents. Trees must be planted on private property and may not be planted on boulevards.

Information about tree sales in each community are listed below. Details vary between cities, so please read carefully! If you have questions, please call 952-767-3886. 

St Louis Park Tree Sale 

Ordering starts on February 13th. Three trees are available per property owner on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. Online ordering will be available at http://www.treetrust.org/ beginning February 13th. Each tree costs $35.

Transport trees in any vehicle, just tie them down and drive slowly!
Tree species available:
 
White Fir
Blue Beech
Northern Pin Oak
Whitespire Birch (clump form)
Prairifire Crabapple
Sunburst Honeylocust

Pick up your tree:
 
LOCATION
Tree Trust
2231 Edgewood Ave S
St Louis Park, MN 55426  

DATE AND TIME
May 5th: 8 AM - 12 noon
May 7th: 5 PM - 7 PM 

Trees MUST be picked up at the designated location and time. If you do not pick up your tree, you will forfeit the tree and payment. If you cannot pick up your tree, you may have someone else pick it up for you.

There will be no refunds for trees that die.

Minneapolis Tree Sale

Ordering starts on March 12th. One tree is available per property owner (maximum of five properties) on a first-come, first-served basis and while supplies last. Online ordering will be available at http://www.treetrust.org/ beginning March 12. Each tree costs $25.

Tree species available:

Whitespire Birch (clump form)
Black Hills Spruce
Princeton Elm
Honeycrisp Apple
Bali Cherry
Prairifire Crabapple
Red Bud (tree form)
Bur Oak
Fall Fiesta Maple
Ironwood

Pick up your tree:

LOCATION
City of Minneapolis Impound Lot
51 Colfax Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

DATE AND TIME
May 12th: 7 AM - 3 PM (typically the busiest day with longest wait times in the morning)
May 13th: 8 AM - 4 PM
May 14th: 3 PM - 7 PM

Trees MUST be picked up at the designated location and time. If you do not pick up your tree, you will forfeit the tree and payment. If you cannot pick up your tree, you may have someone else pick it up for you.

There will be no refunds for trees that die. 

PLANT A TREE! Create a shady spot in your yard and habitat for wildlife, save energy, mitigate storm water runoff, and increase property values!

9 comments:

BS said...

Why are trees not allowed on boulevards? I have a very small Minneapolis corner lot and would be able to plant two trees on one of the boulevards. The city forester even gave me the ok. However, I can't afford the $300-500 per tree cost. If there is concern about the tree canopy, I would think everyone would want more trees no matter where they are...boulevard or backyard. Thank you.

canoe.moore said...

Could you please post descriptions of the species being offered this year? You provided descriptions last year. They were very helpful for deciding. Thanks!

Tree Trust said...

Hello...great question about planting on the boulevard! It seems that planting one of these lovelies on the boulevard would be a great thing to do. The stickler is that it then would become property of the respective city thereby increasing their maintenance costs. The idea behind these programs is to increase the city's canopy without increasing their maintenance costs. Additionally, canopy surveys have shown that private properties are the most deficient in canopy cover and hold the best promise to increase the canopy without increasing costs to the city.

Also a great suggestion on the tree species offered. We will post something later in the week about the species being offered for Minneapolis as well as any that may be left for St Louis Park. Thanks!

Tree Trust said...

St Louis Park tree species descriptions are now available here: http://www.treetrust.org/st-louis-park-tree-sale/tree-information.php

Ian Bicking said...

Here is information about requesting a boulevard tree: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=532

Tree Trust said...

Thanks Ian!

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