The Minneapolis Tree Lottery is closed. If you pre-purchased a tree in March, see below for details about picking up your tree.
The pickup dates have been changed due to the late arrival of spring! Please mark your calendars with the new dates. The Minneapolis Distribution will now occur at the following times:
- Saturday, June 2: 8:00am – 2:00pm
- Sunday, June 3: 8:00am – 2:00pm
- Monday, June 4: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Pick up your trees at the Minneapolis Impound Lot (51 Colfax Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405).
If you cannot pick up your tree, someone else can pick up your tree on your behalf. Postcard reminders will be sent out by May 16th. Postcards will serve as your ticket to pick up your tree. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the forestry department at: 952-767-3886.
How big will my tree be?The trees are all containerized stock (which means they are in a bucket with soil). Most species will be anywhere from 4-6′ tall upon pick up. Their individual weights will vary but they will average around 25-35lbs. We will have volunteers available (and we are always looking for more) to help you load your tree. We should be able to get your tree into any size vehicle (SMART cars and Geo Metros excluded) so unless you’re picking up for the neighborhood, no need to rent a UHaul!
I missed the pre-purchase, can I still get a tree?
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 4-6′ tall.
- Large shade trees should be planted at least 15 feet away from nearby power lines and/or buildings.