If you don’t see your city listed above:
Contact your city officials and let them know you would love an opportunity to increase your city’s canopy by implementing a tree distribution in your area. For additional information, please contact Director of Community Forestry Karen Zumach at [email protected] or 952-767-3886.
Participants’ Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do before I plant my tree?
It’s the law to call Gopher State One Call at least three days before digging at 651-454-0002. They will mark buried utility lines for your safety.
Where can I plant my tree?
You must plant your tree on your own private property – not on the boulevard (area between sidewalk and street).
How long can the tree wait to be planted?
These trees have lived most of their lives in containers, so a few more days won’t be an issue. But, the sooner you plant the tree, the better.
I heard apple trees need another apple tree for pollination. How will I get apples with only one tree?
Honeycrisp apples are pollinated easily by the crabapples which bloom in early 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.
What do you do with any trees that were not picked up at the tree distribution?
Any leftover trees that aren’t purchased or picked up at the end of the distribution are given to the city to be used in parks and on boulevards for everyone to enjoy.
Do you have any tips about planting my tree?
Yes – check out this flyer and video. Also, a brochure detailing proper planting methods will be available when you pick up your tree. Please read through it prior to planting your tree.
What if I don’t pick up my tree?
There will be no refunds for trees that are not picked up or do not survive after being removed from the pick-up location.
Do you do tree distributions in other cities besides Minneapolis, Maplewood, Mendota Heights and St. Louis Park?
Tree Trust is happy to work with other cities, but we need you to help us! Contact your city officials and let them know you would love an opportunity to increase your city’s canopy by implementing a tree distribution in your area. For additional information, please contact Director of Community Forestry Karen Zumach at [email protected] or 952-767-3886.
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