Minneapolis offering 1,000 trees

3:09 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The City of Minneapolis is offering residents 1,000 trees this spring for only $25 each. Starting now any Minneapolis property owner (resident, business or non-profit) can order a tree to plant on private property this spring.

There are several varieties available including blue beech, Evans Bali cherry, Kentucky coffeetree, northern hackberry, Princeton elm, river birch, Royal Raindrops crabapple, serviceberry (single stem) and Techny arborvitae.

In previous years trees have sold quickly. Orders are being taken online at www.treetrust.org or call 952-767-3886.

Trees must be picked up May 18-20 at the City of Minneapolis Impound Lot. Volunteers will be on hand to help load each new tree and complimentary bag of mulch into vehicles.

Tree Trust will also host a free workshop for tree buyers on proper tree planting and care on May 1 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center at 2001 Plymouth Ave. N. No pre-registration is required but call 952-767-3886 with questions.

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