ST. PAUL -- It is still February and snow is covering the ground.

If you are itching to get outside in your lawn, the time is now to place your tree orders and help your community at the same time.

Since the 1980s, the Non-Profit Friends of the Parks and Trails organization in St. Paul has been holding an annual tree sale.

What makes their sale different is that you can gift a tree for your own community.

"You can also donate to a park throughout the entire metro. Because we do have a shared urban forest and things like Emerald Ash Borer don't stop at the St. Paul City Border. We want to encourage folks to help park systems wherever they are," said Shirley Erstad, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks and Trails.

For 30 years, they have received thousands of dollars in donations which means a lot of trees.

"Since we have started doing this sale we have donated more than 7,500 trees to parks," said Shirley.

The sale has already begun and will go until April 20th. If you want to learn more about the sale visit:

Friends of the Parks and Trails