- Medium to large shade trees and conifers are $30 each. Small fruiting or flowering ornamental rrees are $40 each.
- Only one person per address may enter the lottery. Duplicate address entries will be deleted.
- You may only register one property per person, regardless of the number of properties you own.
- Multiple entries will be disqualified.
- Tree Species descriptions below.
How Does the Lottery Work?The process is simple: sign up for the lottery above by completing an easy survey and select your first and second choices of tree. You do not pay at this time. Tree Trust will name lottery winners during the second week of March, and will provide information at that time on how to purchase your tree. The trees will be available for pick up at the City of Minneapolis Impound lot on May 19th, 20th and 21st. The trees all are containerized stock ranging in size from 4-6 feet tall. You will need to pick up your tree during the designated time or your tree will be forfeited along with your co-pay. Thank you for your interest in greening Minneapolis, and good luck!
Learn More About the City Trees ProgramThe City of Minneapolis is partnering once again with Tree Trust to provide 1,000 low-cost trees to property owners for planting on private property within the city of Minneapolis. This program has been funded since 2006, and has resulted in the planting of over 20,000 trees within the city.
Tree Species Descriptions. Note: Northstar Cherry and Plum trees will be sold as a duo (you will receive one of each for $40).
Things to consider when planting your tree:
- You cannot plant on the boulevard (between sidewalk & street).
- 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 brochure containing information about tree planting and care when you pick up your tree.
- Save money on energy by planting large shade trees on the west or east side of your home.
- Trees will vary in size depending on species; average between 3-8′ tall.
- Large shade trees should be planted at least 15 feet away from nearby power lines and/or buildings.