Tree pickup starts tomorrow

Minneapolis residents who have already ordered a tree from the city can pick them up from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the former Franklin Middle School East, 1501 Aldrich Ave. N.

Sunday and Monday pickup times are also available.

As part of a citywide effort, 1,000 trees have been provided at low cost to Minneapolitans seeking plant new seeds in their neighborhoods.

The city already boasts more than 1 million trees.  

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board as well as nonprofit Tree Trust facilitate the tree program.

The Park Board has planted nearly 17,000 new trees on public land in the city since 2003, according to a city news release. Now in its third year, the trees program, has provided more than 3,500 new trees to residents.

City leaders hope the new trees will help increase property values, improve air quality, lower heating and cooling costs and control storm water, among other things.For more information, call 230-6400.