Trees available

The city is selling trees to residents impacted by the Aug. 19 tornado.

There are five varieties available for $25: Triumph Elm, Autumn Splendor Buckeye, Valley Forge Elm, Ironwood and Blue Beech. The trees have 1-inch trunks and are 6 to 10 feet tall.

Residents in tornado-damaged areas can order a tree from Tree Trust at or 651-644-5800. A household can order one tree — they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If there are trees remaining between Sept. 11 and Sept. 18, other residents in the city can order them.

"Our urban forest is one of the things that make Minneapolis so beautiful, and after the tornado struck, city crews were hard at work cleaning up debris and helping residents," said Mayor R.T. Rybak.  "Providing trees to replace those lost is just another way that the city is responding to this disaster, to help our residents rebuild their yards and neighborhoods."

Trees can be picked up Sept. 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., at Northrop School, 1611 46th St. E. Volunteers will help load trees and mulch into vehicles for pickup.

The trees are for residents’ private yards. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is working on another plan to replant boulevard trees.