Discussion: Municipal Tree Sale

It’s only a matter of time before Emerald Ash Borer begins killing the more than 1,600 Ash trees on public property in Edina. It’s estimated there are two to three times that many Ash trees on private property. To keep the tree canopy in Edina strong, the City of Edina is looking to gauge resident interest in the City partnering with an organization, such as Tree Trust, to bring discounted trees to residents. Currently in cities such as St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, residents are able to purchase trees at a deeply discounted price through the program. In St. Louis Park for example, the trees cost residents $35 each and measure 4 to 6 feet. Residents can select from seven trees purposely selected for their tolerance and environmental impact. The trees can be ordered online. Residents are asked to pick up their trees from a specific site during specific dates and times.

Topic: Barriers

What barriers are holding you back from planting a tree in your yard?

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Kent Kramer 22 days ago

Delivery. If some number of local neighbors participated an efficient distribution of trees might result.

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Dietrich Nissen admin 22 days ago

Delivery and I don't have enough room in my yard for more.

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FC Hanson 22 days ago

Cost of removing huge aging trees, over 50 years old.

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Linda Damman 21 days ago

I agree. We have 2 huge Ash trees--already removed one. It's very costly. I would love to see the city offer a group discount for removing diseased trees.

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Mark Habas 22 days ago

nothing.

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Jennifer Hennemuth 22 days ago

Picking up the tree may be problematic if there's no delivery option.

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Anne Salmen 22 days ago

At the present time, cost and lack of knowledge of what to plant. I'd be very willing to plant if prices were subsidized by the city and there was a limited menu of species from which to choose and information what what would be ideal for different settings/conditions, etc.

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Kathy Laabs 22 days ago

Price and knowing when to plant them and how to care for them.

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Beth Helgen 22 days ago

Picking up trees to plant them.

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Laura Kondrick 22 days ago

I am in a condo assn. how would you work with associations?

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JoAnn Knutson 22 days ago

We don't know which kind of trees we should plant so having a special selection that is good here might help us make up our minds. But I would like to know the 7 types of trees that are available.

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Laurie Greeno 22 days ago

Knowing the best type of tree(s) to replace removed boulevard elms, finding an affordable and high quality source of larger trees

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Dianne Latham 22 days ago

We do not personally need more trees because we have already planted many and are inoculating our 3 mature Ash trees, Nevertheless, I know that many residents would like to have more trees and this program would surely encourage them to do so. Many local organizations such as the Edina Garden Council would promote the program among their membership and I am certain that such a program would be well utilized.

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Todd Schenk 21 days ago

High price and lack of information.

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Jean Mitchell at April 18, 2018 at 11:46am CDT

The additional cost of delivery and planting.

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Randy Evans at April 24, 2018 at 8:58pm CDT

no barriers- looking forward to seeing a program in Edina

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