Green Futures Program

IMG_8531The Green Futures fund has been creating greener futures for Twin Cities metro communities since 2008. Since its inception, this initiative has added over 900 trees to the Twin Cities environment.

How the Green Futures Program Works

  •  Cities express interest in hosting a planting of 50 or more trees. Contact Karen Zumach for more information.
  • Tree Trust will coordinate community plantings of 50 or more trees with interested municipalities in public parks or recreation areas (not private property). Plantings will occur in the spring and fall, and trees will be six- to eight-foot, well-established trees (not saplings).
  • Community tree plantings are fueled by volunteers who are passionate about creating a community impact. These volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques to help ensure trees are planted properly.
  • Contributions from individuals and community groups designated to the Green Futures Fund are matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous anonymous donor. Every $100 donated and matched provides another tree.

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Thank you for your support of a greener future for our Twin Cities!

Details and Application Process for Municipalities

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Becoming a Green Futures planting site is an opportunity to improve your park or recreation area. It’s also a great way to gain exposure, introduce members from the community to your organization/site, and provide an opportunity for concerned citizens to actively participate in improving their local environment. Find more details and the application form by clicking “Apply Now!”

If you have further questions, please contact Karen Zumach via email or at (952) 767-3886. We look forward to working together for a greener Twin Cities!