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.

Would you be interested in purchasing a tree through this program? If so, why?

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Kent Kramer 22 days ago

Yes, I like shade.

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Karen Bertulli 22 days ago

Yes, trees are vital to the health of our city.

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Claudia Pennella 22 days ago

comment...I would be willing to purchase seveal trees

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Dietrich Nissen admin 22 days ago

Sure! Oxygen = Good!

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FC Hanson 22 days ago

For all of the above reasons, I would be interested in purchasing a tree. Also, we have an Ash that we might have to replace.

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Mark Habas 22 days ago

Yes. We had to have a tree removed and want to replace it.

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Jennifer Hennemuth 22 days ago

Yes, I would be interested.

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Marilyn Christensen 22 days ago

Yes, I would like to purchase a tree. We have a lovely ash tree in our yard. A new tree could be growing just in case something should happen to the ash.

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Anne Salmen 22 days ago

Yes!! I used to live in Mpls and have always admired their strong arborist programs. They replace lost trees, plant for beautification and make it easier for citizens to plant trees (via discounted sales, etc.). With all the infill construction and the trend toward a warming plant, it seems especially imperative that Edina adopt a more aggressive program. It's good for our health, it's good for our environment and it's likely good for property values as it enhances the beauty of our homes and neighborhoods.

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Kathy Laabs 22 days ago

Yes!! We have a very large yard and very few trees. This has been something my husband and I have been discussing.

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Sandy Martin 22 days ago

comment...Yes! The trees selected will do well in the area and are affordable.

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Beth Helgen 22 days ago

Yes. We have removed several trees and need to replace them.

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deanne miller 22 days ago

Yes! I would love to be able to purchase affordable Trees

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Anne McShane 22 days ago

Yes. We had 3 ailing crabapples we had to take down last summer. We want to plant native species to support other native plants, animals, and insects.

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Laura Kondrick 22 days ago

I think city should also coordinate with Arbor Day Foundation. They offer free tress with membership.

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JoAnn Knutson 22 days ago

Yes we want to replace two trees that are gone.

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Laurie Greeno 22 days ago

Yes, we have lost 3 elms ( despite treating them) the last 3 years

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Jan Johnson 22 days ago

Yes. We have taken down a few trees and replaced them already. We have a few more older trees that we would like to replace as they come down.

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Dianne Latham 22 days ago

This would be an outstanding program which the Edina Energy and Environment Commission (EEC) asked the city to implement some years ago when I was on the commission. EEC suggested that Edina use the successful St Louis Park program as a model and I am happy to see that is being done!

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John King 21 days ago

No one has mentioned SAVING the existing Ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer. All of the arborists like Davey Tree offer injections that will save the Ash trees. Each injection lasts two years and costs about $82 per year. That way you can keep your full size tree rather than plant a small one and wait for it to mature.

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Jeff Waychoff 21 days ago

I would definitely be interested in this. Keep us apprised of where to purchase if all moves forward.

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Todd Schenk 21 days ago

We'd like to replace trees that a former owner removed. We would purchased from a tree program, and have done so at previous residences.

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Lorraine Hanson 21 days ago

Yes, I would be very interested in this and want to replace our ash trees with other, more suitable trees.

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Andrew Langfield 18 days ago

Yes we would be interested in purchasing trees. We had to remove two trees over the last 3 years due to carpenter ant damage.

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Michelle Grey 16 days ago

Yes, would be interested in adding more trees to our yard, especially fruit trees.

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Jean Mitchell at April 18, 2018 at 11:40am CDT

It depends, probably.

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Colin Peterson at April 18, 2018 at 11:41am CDT

Yes. The city should start this program as soon as possible.

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Joan Wallner at April 18, 2018 at 12:11pm CDT

We'd be interested in buy at least 3-4 trees!

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Judith Zerbe at April 18, 2018 at 12:40pm CDT

We would be interested in buying a couple of trees

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CHase Peterson at April 18, 2018 at 1:34pm CDT

For sure! This would be a great program for the city of edina to offer to its residents.

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Peggy Smith at April 18, 2018 at 1:40pm CDT

Yes.

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Rich Sinykin at April 18, 2018 at 1:40pm CDT

Yes

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Adam R at April 18, 2018 at 5:28pm CDT

Yes please! We have space for trees and some trees that it would be great to replace (box elders and other "undesirable" trees.

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Lisa Ellison at April 19, 2018 at 7:04am CDT

Yes, we need trees

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kristen rice at April 19, 2018 at 9:41am CDT

Yes

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Jami Bly at April 19, 2018 at 10:19am CDT

Yes, trees make our city beautiful, give us clean air, and provide shelter for birds.

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Luke Strauss at April 20, 2018 at 8:27am CDT

Absolutely yes, I would buy several.

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Randy Evans at April 24, 2018 at 8:53pm CDT

yes- I participated in the program in SLP years ago and it's a great idea- long overdue.

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