MINNEAPOLIS - Homeowners in Minneapolis impacted by the powerful June 21 storms will have an opportunity to bring new life to their damaged properties at low cost.
The city will allow 500 impacted residents to order a $25 tree to plant on their private property beginning September 9 and ending September 20, earlier if the trees sell out. To order a tree or to get more information, visit www.treetrust.org.
Six species of trees will be available for order: hackberry, harvest gold linden, heritage oak (English oak and bur oak cross), heritage river birch, Honeycrisp apple, and royal star magnolia.
Homeowners who order trees will pick them up between 2 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept 26, and between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept 28 at the Minneapolis Impound Lot, 51 Colfax Avenue North.
If the purchaser is unable to pick up the tree, they are encouraged to have someone else pick up their tree on their behalf.
The Park Board estimates 3,000 trees on public land were destroyed or damaged in that storm; the number on private property is not known.
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