Tree Sale Season has Begun!
St. Louis Park residents, get your tree today! 
The Saint Louis Park Tree Sale opened at 8:00am on March 1. Property owners in SLP can purchase up to three trees. You can order a beautiful Planetree, Red Oak, or Kentucky Coffeetree for just $35 each- what a bargain! 
Minneapolis residents, your tree sale is coming soon. 

Pre-Sale for Low Canopy Wards:  March 6-11 
If your property is in Wards 3-7 and 10, you can order your tree starting March 6th. Not sure which ward you are in? 

Minneapolis Tree Lottery:  March 13-20
You read that right! Minneapolis residents will have a full week to enter the lottery; no more furiously refreshing our website on a Monday morning. Pick any time, day or night, between March 13th and March 20th to enter the lottery. The time that you enter the lottery will have no effect on your chances of getting a tree. 

Summer Through the Eyes of a Crew Leader
Last year, Kat was looking for a summer job before she started her senior year in college. She  heard about our Summer Crew Leader position and liked the idea of working with young people, building her supervisory experience, and spending the summer outside.  She applied and was offered the job. 

Kat didn't have any construction experience, but Tree Trust gave her intensive, hands-on training she needed to get going. Her crew of young people was tasked with tearing apart a rotting staircase at Alimagnet Park in Apple Valley and building a brand new one of stone.  

You might wonder how a small team of 14-21 year olds, many with no experience outdoors or in construction, could achieve such a feat in just 9 weeks (and achieve they did). " I learned how attitudes can be contagious, the power of kindness and positivity, and the importance of respect, which I gave to my crew members, and they returned to me.

"I've seen the power of the Summer Youth Employment Program to positively impact youth and the community. Being  a Crew Leader was a gritty and challenging  experience that gave me the  confidence I needed to apply to the Peace Corps." 

Kat was recently accepted to serve in the Peace Corps in Zambia, and we wish her great luck on her next steps!

Looking for an experience like Kat's?
Spring is Almost Here and We Need Your Help! 
Do you want to see more trees in your neighborhood, public park, or bikepath? Are you stressed out about all those EAB signs on ash trees? Do you want to learn about proper tree planting technique? Volunteer at a Tree Trust planting or distribution this spring! 

Our dedicated staff does all the planning and brings all the tools. You get to spend the day outside with friends and neighbors, improving our environment!
Plantings
4/22 |  Shakopee Community Tree Planting
4/29 |  Branch Manager Training
4/29 |  St. Paul Community Tree Planting
5/6   |  St. Louis Park Arbor Day Planting
5/6   | Minneapolis Arbor Day Planting on the Greenway (Branch Managers Only)

Distributions
5/6 and 5/8 |  St. Louis Park Tree Distribution
5/20 - 5/22   | Minneapolis Tree Distribution
Youth and Young Adult Work Opportunities
There are only a few more days for young adults (18-24) to apply for our spring  Young Adult Conservation Corps  t eam ! YACC participants build professional skills while working in small teams on outdoor projects.  

Our Summer Youth Employment Program is still taking applications for young adults (14-21) who live in Dakota, Washington, and Suburban Hennepin counties. SYEP participants complete important outdoor improvement projects in just 9 weeks!
Work at Tree Trust
Come join our team! When positions are open, Tree Trust seeks to hire qualified staff and participants. Positions exist in a variety of different capacities and include full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. 
 
Current Openings: 
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