Arbor Day isn’t until the end of April, but St. Louis Park residents who want to ring in spring by planting trees on their property are in luck. The city’s annual tree sale is back for the ninth year. The sale is a partnership between the city and Tree Trust, a local environmental nonprofit, and exists to “help diversify the community forest,” says natural resources coordinator Jim Vaughan.
Starting March 1, St. Louis Park residents can place orders for up to three trees, $35 each, through Tree Trust’s website. Orders will be ready to pick up and plant the first weekend of May. And don’t worry if your green thumb is still sprouting; each order comes with a how-to-plant guide that covers the basics of caring for your tree.
Vaughan says there are a variety of trees to choose from but they are all on a first-come, first-served basis, so make your selections and place your online orders early for the best of the bunch. You can beautify your property and help reforest the city—one yard at a time.
Beginning March 1, place orders online at the website here. For questions or more information, call Tree Trust’s Community Forestry Department at 952.767.3886.