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.
Tree Planting Tips
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The growing area both above and below ground should be considered when selecting a tree to plant. Too often allowances are not made for the increased size of the tree when it matures. Most problems can be avoided by selecting the proper tree species for the available planting space.
Planting your tree
Properly planting a tree is simple but does require some advance preparation. Doing so will ensure your tree thrives once it's in the ground.
2015 State Arbor Month Celebration
Event Title: State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board's Arbor Day Celebration