Mpls City Trees Program: Buy a $30 Tree

February 12, 2022

About the Trees Program In the past 17 years, the City Trees program has provided approximately 20,000 trees for planting on private property. Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program, a low-cost way for folks to help the city’s tree canopy grow and enjoy all the benefits of trees. Trees…

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Get to Know Your Downtown Forest – Volunteer to Help with Tree Census

September 4, 2019
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2019 Yard Waste Pick Up Begins April 8th

May 31, 2019

Place compostable bags of yard waste, bundles of brush and reusable yard waste containers next to garbage carts by 6:00 a.m. on your regular garbage collection day. Use Kraft paper bags or compostable plastic bags labeled with the BPI logo (see it here).  State law prohibits using conventional plastic bags for yard waste. Reusable trash…

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Holiday Recycling Tips

December 2, 2018

Holiday recycling tips With the holiday season coming up, here are some helpful recycling reminders. Aluminum is recyclable Aluminum foil and trays are recyclable. Along with aluminum cans, aluminum foil, trays and tins are accepted in your recycling cart. Just make sure that the aluminum items are mostly free of food. They do not need…

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture Lifts Quarantine for Lowry Hill

June 27, 2018

On June 14, 2018, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has lifted the quarantine for Lowry Hill.  MDA treated the quarantine area on three separate occasions in May to eradicate the insects. The Department will monitor the area this summer using small, triangle-shaped traps made of cardboard. The traps contain a pheromone to lure in…

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Lowry Hill Gypsy Moth Quarantine STILL IN EFFECT

June 3, 2018

REMINDER: Although aerial treatments have been completed, the quarantine is still in effect. This is extremely important!  The insects are active and feeding. We will be monitoring the sites closely the next couple of weeks.  A press release will be issued if and when the quarantine is lifted.

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2nd Gypsy Moth Treatment Tuesday May 22nd

May 21, 2018

Due to forecasted rain this Wednesday, the previously announced treatment has been moved up to Tuesday May 22. Aerial applications are targeted to begin at 5:35 AM (sunrise) and ending at 8:30 AM. THIS IS WEATHER DEPENDENT. Tomorrow morning there is a forecast for early morning fog. If that weather forecast holds true we may…

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Gypsy Moth Management in Lowry Hill: Upcoming Aerial Applications

May 3, 2018

Residents please note:  the planes applying the treatment will be flying VERY low (about 50 feet above the treetops) and be loud. There will only be one application over each treatment area. Spray planes will start very early in the morning but are able to fly for most of the day if weather is favorable.…

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Spring 2018 Prescribed Burns of Stormwater Wetland Ponds

May 2, 2018

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) wants to alert park and trail users that a contractor hired by Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) will be conducting prescribed burns for the stormwater wetland ponds at Bde Maka Ska, Lake Nokomis and Cedar Lake. The prescribed burns will take place during May 2018. Specific weather and…

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Tree-Planting Season has Begun

May 1, 2018

FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS PARKS AND REC FORESTRY DIVISION See video below:  How do you water a tree and what does it cost per season to do that? Last Friday, hundreds of folks celebrated Arbor Day with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), helping to plant 150 trees in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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