Trees for MN

Trees shade and cool us in the summer, protect us from cold winter winds, supply us with clean air to breathe, beautify our communities and provide habitat for wildlife. Selecting the trees that will survive and grow into healthy urban forests requires a thorough analysis of the planting site and a careful match of the trees to that environment.

The University of MN has put together a list of recommended trees for our part of the state. These recommendations take into consideration our soils, weather, landscape and other factors that affect the growth of trees. Recommended trees for each region perform reliably in that environment, and should thrive for many years.