Plant Trees

Minnesota is a state that cares about its trees and many communities in Minnesota are lined with them. People plant trees for a number of reasons: to add beauty, to produce wildlife habitat, to provide shade, to block harsh winter winds, to increase property values, to control stormwater runoff, to harvest food, to create recreational opportunities, and build a future source of income. No matter your reason for adding trees, knowing what to do in a tree's first few years of life will affect its shape, size, resistance to pests, and even its lifespan.


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Getting started

Planting your tree

Caring for your tree

2015 State Arbor Month Celebration

Event Title: State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board's Arbor Day Celebration
Location: Stewart Park, 2700 S 12th Ave., Minneapolis 55407
Date: May 14, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. tree planting with Andersen United Community School students, ceremony at 12:45 p.m.
Additional Information: about 1,300 school children will help plant over 150 trees, appearance by Elmer, performance by In the Hearth of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

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