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Boulevard Tree Program Application

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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. The City ordered 10 of each tree so it is first come, first serve.

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.

Application Process

Due to limited quantities the trees are first come first serve. Residents may only purchase one tree per year, a new application must be submitted each year. Please label your selection 1-6 below (1 being your most desired tree and 6 being your least desired tree). If your first selection is not available your second selection will be used and on down the line. Please only number the trees you would be willing to plant. Once you have completed the application please submit it below.

Ginko Biloba Tree

Ginko Biloba Tree - Bare Root 1¼ to 2½ inches - Resident's Cost $104.00

Ginkos are large trees, normally reaching a height of 20-35 m (66-115 ft). The tree has an angular crown and long, somewhat erratic branches, and is usually deep rooted and resistant to wind and snow damage. During autumn, the leaves turn a bright yellow, then fall, sometimes within a short space of time (one to 15 days).

Blue Beech Tree

Blue Beech Tree - Potted 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches-Resident's Cost $130.00

The Blue Beech grows to between 20 and 35 feet tall. It is a native of Minnesota and prefers full sun to full shade with moist, well-drained soil.

Leaves are dark green in summer and change to colorful tones of orange, red and yellow in fall.

River Birch tree

River Birch Tree - Bare Root 1¼ to 1½ inches - Resident's Cost $88.00

The River Birch is considered a shade and ornamental tree. It features a spreading canopy capable of blocking sunlight. The tree grows to a height of 40-70 feet. The trees leaves are 2-3 inches long and somewhat triangular. The River Birch produces brown and green catkins in April and May and a large number of tiny nutlets in May and June. It is borer-resistant.

Kentucky Coffee tree

Kentucky Coffee Tree - Potted 1¼ to 1 ½ inches - Resident's Cost $136.00

The Kentucky Coffee grows to between 60-70 feet high and spreads 12-15 meters. The Kentucky Coffee tree sheds its leaves early during the fall and appears bare for up to 6 months. The flowers are dioecious, and the fruit is a hard-shelled navy bean in heavy, woody, thick walled pods. Pod lengths range from 5-10 inches. The leaves will turn a bright clear yellow in the fall.

Ginko Biloba Tree

White Swamp Oak Tree - Potted 1¼ to 1½ inches - Resident's Cost $110.00

A medium-sized tree in the beech family. The White Swamp oak grows rapidly and can reach 60 to 80 feet. The leaves are broad and long and turn brown, yellow-brown or sometimes reddish in the autumn. The tree produces an acorn.

American Linden tree

American Linden Tree - Potted 1¼ to 1½ inches - Resident's Cost $136.00

A medium to large tree. Leaves are broad heart-shaped about 3 to 6 inches wide. The Linden has a creamy-white to pale-yellow flower and produces a pea-sized nutlet about ¼ in size. The Linden is not drought resistant and prefers full sun.

Application Review

The application will be reviewed and tree availability will be determined. If a tree is available you will be contacted and invoiced for the available tree. Once payment is received you will be contacted by City staff to arrange planting of the tree and you will receive a flag to indicate where you want the tree planted.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

Please direct questions to Parks Superintendent Duane Rader at 507-625-4141 or email drader@northmankato.com