Things to note:
Trees will be available for pick up on May 18th from 8:00 am until noon at the Mendota Heights Public Works, 2431 Lexington Avenue South, Mendota Heights. You must pick up your tree during that time.
Trees will range in size from 4 to 6’ tall and will fit inside most vehicles (SMART cars excluded). Trees are containerized similar to those in the photo. If you cannot pick up your tree during the pick up time, you can have someone pick up the tree for you. All abandoned trees will be planted within public spaces in the city of Mendota Heights.
Things to consider:
- 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.
- Large shade trees should be planted at least 15 feet from power lines and/or buildings.
- Save money on energy by planting large shade trees on the east or west side of your home.
- If you want to provide your tree with the most efficient watering system around, purchase a drip irrigation bag. Simply fill the bag with water and your tree will be deeply watered over 5-8 hours.
- For more information, contact Tree Trust’s Community Forestry Department at (952) 767-3886 or [email protected].
Available trees for 2019:
A large, native tree, perfect for a yard in need of shade. Interesting corky bark appears as the tree matures. This tree produces a small fruit enjoyed by many types of wildlife. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and does best in full sun. For maximum energy conservation, plant this excellent shade tree on the west or east side of your home.
50-60’h x 30-50’w. Full sun. Celtis occidentalis
Kentucky Coffeetree ‘Espresso’
Don’t be intimidated by the meager looking “stick” when you pick up this soon to be stately tree. A late bloomer every year, with a slow growth rate, it will reward your patience with interesting flowers and architecture when mature. Plant this native in an open location on the west or east side of your home.
50’h x 40’w. Full sun. Gymnocladus dioicus ‘Espresso’
Swamp White Oak:
The thick leaves of this stately tree are dark green on the upper surface, and whitish on the under surface. Unlike other oaks, the dark brown bark of the branches and trunks peels away in ragged curls exposing the lighter colored bark beneath. It is hard to beat an oak tree for energy conservation and wildlife benefits.
60′ h x 50’w. Full sun. Quercus bicolor
Looking for a fast growing tree that will give you shade quickly? Then look no further! The Cathedral elm is a hearty, disease resistant elm. Dark, glossy green leaves in the summer turn to a nice yellow fall color. This spirited grower requires pruning when young. When planted in the correct location this tree provides invaluable energy savings.
50′ h x 50’w. Full sun. Ulmus ‘Cathedral’
A native shade tree and an important food source for wildlife. Fragrant flowers in June lay the framework for some of the best varieties of honey. For maximum energy conservation, plant this sturdy native on the east or west side of your home. Perfect for tighter spaces due to more upright form. To prevent winter injury, be sure to provide trunk protection when young.
60′ h x 30’w. Full sun to part shade. Tilia americana ‘Sentry’