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Boulevard Tree Program

The City of North Mankato’s boulevard tree program offers residents the opportunity to purchase one of six types of boulevard trees at a discounted rate. The cost listed below includes planting, staking (if necessary), mulching and a one year warranty. Due to limited quantities the trees are first come first serve, and based on availability. Residents must submit a new application each year.
Applicant Requirements
Please review the applicant requirements:
  • Boulevard must be a minimum of 5 feet wide.
  • Trees are to be planted in the middle of the boulevard.
  • Trees must be planted 30 feet from street corners and street lights.
  • Trees must be planted 15 feet from driveways.
  • Trees must be spaced 40-50 feet apart.
  • Watering the tree is the homeowner’s responsibility.
  • Trees will be trimmed by City staff.
  • City staff will have the final say on tree placement.
  • Overhead and/or underground utilities may eliminate your boulevard from the tree program.
Please remember that the homeowner is responsible for caring for the tree after installation. Please be sure to water your tree regularly. Below are recommendations from the University of Minnesota Extension.

University of Minnesota Extension guidelines for watering your tree:

  • Newly planted trees or shrubs require more frequent watering than established trees and shrubs. They should be watered at planting time and at these intervals:
    • 1-2 weeks after planting, water daily.
    • 3-12 weeks after planting, water every 2 to 3 days.
    • After 12 weeks, water weekly until roots are established.

For more information and guidelines on watering newly planted tress and shrubs, please visit their website at: extension.umn.edu/planting-and-growing-guides/watering-newly-planted-trees-and-shrubs.


Click here to access the Boulevard Tree Program Application.