Minnesota's climate is changing. Average temperatures have risen across the state by 2°F since the earth 20th century, Since 2000, Minnesota has seen a significant increase in extreme rainstorms where rain amounts exceed 3 inches in 24 hours—increasing flooding. These changes affect where trees will thrive.
Adding a mix of tree species that are expected to thrive in our changing climate will increase diversity in your yard, making it more resilient to climate change.
- Select your region on the map for a listing of the right native tree species for the area.
- Contact a local tree nursery for help selecting a good tree for your yard.
- Check your local tree ordinance. Some cities ban planting species such as boxelder and cottonwood.
U.S. Forest Service climate change models predict these trees are likely to thrive in a changing climate.
Select a region for a list of native tree species recommended for the area.
Native trees to consider planting in your yard.
Explore Minnesota native trees that will do well in our changing climate and make great additions to your yard. These brief videos, created by our forestry staff, highlight a few native trees to consider planting in your yard.