Minneapolis City Trees Distribution 2013
The Trees Have Been Picked Up – what happens AFTER the tree sale?
We always get a lot of calls and emails following the tree sale to ask what happens to the leftover trees? And the answer is… the City Trees Distribution is subsidized with funding from the City of Minneapolis, so any leftover trees go back to the City and this year will be planted in public areas for all to enjoy. Trees which were ordered and not picked up are not available for sale to the public.
Thank you for your interest in the Minneapolis 2013 City Trees Distribution Program made available through partnership between Tree Trust and the City of Minneapolis. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way to help build the city’s tree canopy. Trees are available for Minneapolis residents, businesses, and nonprofits and must be planted on private property in the city.
- If you own a property which was affected by the tornado in May 2011, you may be eligible to have a FREE tree planted on your property as part of a different planting initiative in Fall 2013. Please contact Karen Zumach for more information.
TREE PICK UP INFORMATION:
- If you have pre-ordered a tree you should have received a postcard with pickup information and the species your ordered. This postcard which will serve as your ticket to pick up your tree. PLEASE BRING YOUR POSTCARD AT TIME OF PICK UP.
- Trees must be picked up on either May 18 between 7 am and 4 pm or on May 19 from 8 am until 4 pm or on May 20 from 3 pm until 7 pm at the Minneapolis Impound Lot.
- You must pick up your tree during the designated times. No exceptions. If you are unable to pick up your tree, you can have someone else pick it up for you.
- Saturday morning is typically the busiest time to pick-up your tree and when you will be subject to the longest wait. All trees are of similar quality. Please consider picking up your tree at an alternate time during the pick-up weekend. Saturday afternoon or Sunday is typically quite slow and the lines are minimal.
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
- It’s the law to contact Gopher State One Call at least three days before digging (651-454-0002 or www.gopherstateonecall.org). They will mark buried utility lines for your safety.
- You may not plant your tree on the boulevard (between the sidewalk and street.)
- In order to reduce future problems, large shade trees (Princeton Elm, Kentucky Coffeetree, Northern Hackberry and River Birch) should be planted at least 30′ away from nearby power lines, buildings and/or driveways.
- Trees will be anywhere from 4-7′ tall, depending on species.
- A brochure detailing proper tree planting methods will be available 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!
- Each tree will come with one bag of mulch.
- There will be NO REFUNDS for trees that are not picked up or do not survive after being removed from the pick-up location.