Things to Consider
Please review these considerations before placing an order for a tree.
- Only Minneapolis residents are eligible to purchase a tree through this program.
- The sale is intended to help residents affected by June storms replace lost trees. If your neighborhood or near neighborhood suffered losses on public or private property, you are eligible.
- If you order a tree and do not reside in Minneapolis, we will cancel your order.
- You may only order one tree per Minneapolis address, up to five properties.
- These trees cannot be planted on the boulevard (between sidewalk & street). The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is developing a plan for boulevard tree re-plantings in the affected storm area for the spring.
- It’s the law to call Gopher State One Call (651) 454-0002 at least three days before digging. They will mark buried utility lines for your safety.
- You will receive a postcard, prior to the pickup dates, which will serve as your ticket to pick up your tree.
- Save money on energy by planting large shade trees on the west or east side of your home
- In order to reduce future problems, large shade trees (hackberry, birch and Heritage oak) should be planted at least 15 feet away from nearby power lines and/or buildings.
- You will receive information about tree planting and care when you pick up your tree. Please read through it prior to planting your tree. We can’t get the benefits provided by these trees if they aren’t planted properly!
FREE Tree Planting and Care Workshop:
Monday, September 23rd, from 6:00-7:00
McRae Recreation Center
906 E. 47th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
No RSVP required, please contact Karen Zumach at 952-767-3886 with questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you own more than one property in Minneapolis and are planning on purchasing more than one tree please read this!
As you are filling up your shopping cart the system will ask you to create a friendly name for each property (1234 Main), when you are at the check-out you will be asked to enter an exact address for each of your properties. This information should be recorded as the ‘shipping’ address (and in reality will be the ‘planting’ address).
I get an error message about my shipping address, city, state, and postal code failed?
This occurs when the computer cannot locate the city in the zip code given. Make sure you spell out the city ‘Minneapolis’ , do not abbreviate it. Double check that you’ve entered the correct state and zip code.
What type of confirmations will I receive?
If you are paying by credit card you will receive two confirmation emails: one from Tree Trust stating your tree is ordered and one from PayPal stating that your credit card has been charged.
Can I use a check to pay?
If you’d prefer to pay by check please download the order form and mail it in along with your check to:
2231 Edgewood Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
And worry not; we have reserved a healthy percentage of each tree species for mail in orders. Quantities are still limited and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
I’m out of town during the pick-up, can someone else pick up my tree for me?
Absolutely. As long as we have record of your purchase, someone else can pick up your tree on your behalf. Postcard strongly encouraged, but not required.
I lost my postcard, can I still pick up my tree?
As long as we have record of your purchase, you will be able to pick up your tree. Keep your postcard though, it makes picking up your tree much easier!
How long can the tree wait to be planted?
These trees have lived most of their lives in the containers, so a few more days won’t be an issue. We are up against the coming winter, so the sooner you can plant your tree, the better.
I heard apple trees need another for pollination, how will I get apples with only one tree?
Honeycrisp apples are pollinated easily by the crabapples which bloom early in spring. As long as you have a crabapple nearby, your tree will most certainly get pollinated. If you are concerned, you could hang a bucket of flowering crabapple branches in your tree to encourage cross pollination.