How to Plant Trees this Arbor Month 2015, Minnesota Style

Ok, Minnesota, here’s the 4-1-1 on Planting Trees, whether you do it now to celebrate Arbor Month or later this fall. #minnesotastyle, #MNnature

Plant trees? Uh– Why? Where? What? What NOT?!

Trees come in all sizes and all shapes, what’s right for your space?

The fun part—planting your new tree:

How to Plant a Balled and Burlapped Tree

How to Plant a Balled and Burlapped Tree

How to Plant a Bareroot Tree

How to Plant a Bareroot Tree

How to Plant a Containerized Tree

How to Plant a Containerized Tree

How to Plant a Bareroot Seedling

How to Plant a Bareroot Seedling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The long-term, rewarding commitment: loving your tree: watering + mulching + pruning

 

Find an arbor celebration near you . . .

*The state’s Arbor Month Celebration will be held in Minneapolis 8–10 a.m. May 14, 2015 @ Stewart Park, 2700 S 12th Ave., Minneapolis 55407. About 1,300 school children will help plant over 150 trees, appearance by Elmer, performance by In the Hearth of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.

Maplewood
2015 Arbor Day
Keller Regional Park, Golfview Picnic Shelter #4, on Highway 61, ½ mile north of Frost Avenue
Sat., May 16
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Come try solving the mystery of “The Case of the Missing Elm Grove.” Start at Golfview Picnic Shelter and walk the trail (about 1/3 mile) to the location of the long-gone grove. Brief 11:30 a.m. ceremony at the old grove site. Stay after for educational opportunities.

Moorhead
Bridgeview Park, 1002 7th St N, Moorhead, MN 56560
Fri., June 5
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers needed to help plant, mulch and water trees along the Red River. Dress for the weather and wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and gloves that can get muddy. Contact Jessica of River Keepers at jessica@riverkeepers.org to participate.

Fri., May 22
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers needed to help middle school students plant, mulch, and water trees along the Red River. Dress for the weather and wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and gloves that can get muddy. Contact Jessica of River Keepers at jessica@riverkeepers.org to participate.

Saint Paul
Celebrate Arbor Month & The Legacy of the American Elm

St. Paul Arbor Day Ceremony
Thursday, May 21st 2015
3:00 PM
Highland Park Elementary (1700 Saunders Avenue).
Join St. Paul Natural Resources for a brief ceremony outdoors (weather permitting) where there will be an introduction, kid’s tree poems, award presentation, and plant a tree on school grounds in honor of the student, Kate, who won the 2015 school poster contest (see below). More Arbor Month and Great American Elm celebration info. to come!
Location: Linwood Recreation Center 860 Saint Clair Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

St. Paul Arbor Celebration
Sat., May 30th
10 a.m –2 p.m.
The celebration will include information tables on the story of the elms, other tree-related activities and demonstrations, activities for kids including tree climbing, climbing wall, nature play area, a bounce house, and planting a variety of disease-tolerant elm trees in the park.

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MN Nature & West End Community Roadside Partnership “Planting Day on the ROW!”
Friday June 12 (4–7 p.m.)
Saturday June 13 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Volunteers needed to plant trees, shrubs, and pollinator-friendly perennials. Learn about the benefits of our urban green spaces, find cool resources, meet nice people.

Savage
NatureFest/Arbor Day
McColl Pond ELC, 13550 Dakota Avenue, Savage 55378
Sat., May 9
9 a.m. to noon
Carver-Scott Master Naturalists, U of M Bee Squad, Three Rivers Raptors, bird and/or bee house assembly, other activities.

 

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