Green Futures Program
Since 2009, the Green Futures program has created greener futures for communities throughout the Twin Cities metro. This initiative has already added thousands of trees to our urban forest, and our efforts are only increasing due to the onset of EAB and the imminent loss of 2,000,000 trees in the coming years. Through this program, Tree Trust raises awareness of EAB, advocates innovative solutions to homeowners, helps communities plant more trees, and creates more hope for a brighter, greener future for generations to come. Thanks to our generous donors, this program is free for municipalities with public parks or recreation areas.
Learning with Trees™ Program
For almost 30 years, the Learning with Trees™ program has brought hands-on environmental education to Minnesota schools. This initiative inspires the next generation of leaders to plant trees. Tree Trust offers engaging experiences with trees as a learning tool, both inside and outside the classroom, taking students beyond what might be learned in books or a science class. Funded by foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, schools may apply year-round to participate in this free program.
City Tree Sales
Each year, Tree Trust partners with communities around the Twin Cities to grow the urban canopy through tree sales. City tree sales are not only a solution to urban canopy loss from EAB, but also an important way to increase the variety of tree species, resulting in more diverse and healthy forests. We partner with various cities to increase their canopy on private property through community tree sales, an innovative cost-share program. Homeowners purchase high-quality trees provided by local nurseries at a steep discount so that everyone can experience the benefits of trees.
Tree Trust engages hundreds of volunteers every year to plant thousands of trees to grow greener, healthier communities. Every fall and spring, we host several tree planting and distribution events throughout the Twin Cities metro area. We provide training, tools, snacks, and trees, so that volunteers can simply show up and enjoy the planting experience.
We Provide Training for the Trees We Plant
The trees we plant need proper care while they are young to withstand the harsh conditions of an urban environment. Tree Trust provides all the tools and training to ensure survival for the trees we plant at community planting sites. For all of our planting projects, we do everything possible to ensure each tree will have a fighting chance to grow into a healthy tree that will provide benefits for generations to come.
Tree Planting Donation
You can make a difference! Every year, we plant thousands of trees. Make a tree planting donation today to help fund planting trees for a more vibrant and resilient urban forest for future generations.