Minneapolis property owners can enter lottery to buy low-cost trees

February 1, 2024

Minneapolis property owners can now enter the City Trees Lottery to buy a $30 tree for their Minneapolis property. The tree sale is so popular, that a lottery will determine who can buy a tree this spring.

The City of Minneapolis Health Department is partnering with Tree Trust to offer 1,000 shade and evergreen trees, ranging from 3 to 8 feet in height depending on the type of tree. 

Enter the lottery by March 31

Lottery open Feb. 1-March 31

Minneapolis property owners can enter the lottery from Feb. 1 through March 31 for a chance to get up to two low-cost trees. One entry is allowed per Minneapolis address.

Those selected in the lottery will get an email in April with ordering details. Property owners who buy a tree can pick it up on May 18 and 19 (subject to change). The location is to be determined and will be emailed to people who bought a tree.

Since 2006, the City of Minneapolis has funded the City Trees program. It’s a low-cost way for community members to help the city’s tree canopy grow and enjoy all the benefits of trees. In the past 18 years, the City Trees program has provided more than 25,000 low-cost trees for planting on private property, with 7,500 of those trees distributed in the last five years.

Benefits of trees

Trees offer several environmental, economic, and social-emotional benefits. Planting trees can:

  • Clean the air
  • Shade and cool your home
  • Lower utility bills
  • Collect stormwater runoff
  • Provide habitat for wildlife
  • Improve health and well-being

Larger trees provide more benefits than smaller trees.

Learn more about the City Tree Program

Watch last year’s tree pickup day
In 2023, we sold more than 1,500 trees. Check out all the excited community members during our 2023 pickup day. This could be you!

Watch the video: City Tree Pick Up Day 2023