In an effort to build Minneapolis’ urban forest, the city has made 1,000 trees available for residents to purchase at $25 each.
Buyers can choose from bi-color oaks, fall fiesta sugar maples, pagoda dogwoods, Japanese tree lilacs or welchi junipers. Each tree is approximately six feet tall with a one-inch trunk.
Orders can be placed at treetrust.org on a first come, first serve basis, with a limit of one tree per family. Pick-up dates are May 10-11 from 7-3 p.m. and May 12 from 3-7 p.m. at the former Franklin Middle School east parking lot, 1501 Aldrich Ave. N. Buyers will be given a complimentary bag of mulch with their trees.
For more information call Tree Trust, a local environmental nonprofit, at 644-5800.