Make Minneapolis (and your yard) a greener place by ordering a tree!
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> News Release
> View this release online at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/newsroom
> Make Minneapolis (and your yard) a greener place by ordering a tree!
> 1,000 trees are available for just $25 each through the City Trees
> The City of Minneapolis is making 1,000 trees available to city
> residents for planting this spring. Minneapolis funds the City Trees
> program, which is in its third year, to provide a low-cost way for folks
> to help build the city's urban tree forest.
> Research has proven that trees are a valuable investment and improve
> urban quality of life. Healthy trees increase property values, help
> improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing carbon
> dioxide, save energy, keep the city cooler, provide homes for wildlife
> and help manage storm water.
> To make the City Trees program a reality, Minneapolis partners with Tree
> Trust, a local nonprofit that works to improve the community
> Ordering a tree:
> The trees cost $25 each, and are approximately 6-to-10 feet tall with a
> 1 inch trunk. Residents can order one tree per household, and the 1,000
> trees will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
> Residents can choose from five tree varieties, including Bicolor Oak,
> Fall Fiesta Sugar Maple, Pagoda Dogwood, Japanese Tree Lilac or Welchi
> Orders can be placed online between March 11 and April 11 by visiting
> Tree Trust at www.treetrust.org or by picking up an order form from your
> neighborhood group or local library. Tree pick-up dates are May 10 and
> 11 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and May 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the former
> Franklin Middle School East parking lot at 1501 Aldrich Avenue N.
> Volunteers will be available to help load your new tree and
> complimentary bag of mulch in to your vehicle.
> Information will be available online and at the tree pick-up site that
> will explain how to plant a tree the right way, how to care for it, and
> the benefits it will provide.
> For more information on how to order a tree, contact Tree Trust by
> visiting www.treetrust.org or by calling (651) 644-5800. You can also
> contact Tree Trust to receive hard copies of the applications if you
> would like to be able to distribute them to your group. It is
> anticipated that the 1,000 trees will again go quickly so please
> encourage people to call as soon as possible.
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