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Tree lottery in Minneapolis
Minneapolis property owners can sign up through March 13 for a lottery to buy a low-cost tree. Lottery entrants will hear back March 18. About 800 property owners will be able to order a 5- to 8-foot tree to plant in their yards. Large species shade trees are $30 each. Fruit trees and smaller species are $40 each.
The 14 varieties available this year include large species, flowering trees, and several kinds of fruit trees. Any Minneapolis property owner can register in the lottery to order a tree to plant on private Minneapolis property this spring. Comparable trees cost about $125 at a nursery. Low-cost trees are available for Minneapolis residents, businesses, and nonprofits. There’s a limit of one tree per address. Trees must be picked up May 18, 19, or 20 at the City of Minneapolis Impound Lot. Volunteers will be on hand to help load each new tree and a complimentary bag of mulch into vehicles. Info and registration: http://treetrust.org/get-a-tree/mpls-tree-distribution-copy/.