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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 seven 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.

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 (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 to the address below.

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.

Ginkgo Biloba Tree

Ginkgo Biloba -Bare Root 1 1/4 inches-Resident’s Cost $115.00

Ginkgo's 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

Hackberry-Bare Root 1 1¼ inches - inches-Resident’s Cost $105.00

The Hackberry grows to 75 to 100 feet, it is medium to fast growing. A pyramidal shape in youth, spreads to a rounded shape in maturity. The bark of young trees ap-pears covered with bumpy warts, but pattern changes to cork-like ridges as trees ma-ture. The tree has 21/2 to 4 inch dark green leaves and 1/3 to 1/2 inch berry like fruit called drupes that change from green to purple in autumn. Fall color is yellow.

White Paper Birch– Potted 1¼ inches-Resident’s Cost $100.00

The tree grows to a height of 50-70’ and a spread of around 35’ at maturity.  The birch develops a smooth white bark that curls and peels, provides bright yellow fall color.  Produces brown or green catkins in April and May.  The birch prefers full sun or partial shade, and grows well in acidic, loamy moist, sandy, well-drained and clay soils.


Northern Red Oak - Bare Root 1¼ inches - Resident's Cost $105.00

Bristle-tipped leaves turn red in the fall.  The leaves have 7 to 11 waxy lobes. A good street tree, tolerates pollution and compacted soil.  Grows as much as two feet a year for 10 years.  Grows to 60' to 75', 45' spread.

American Linden tree

American Linden– Bare Root 1¼ inches-Resident’s Cost $105.00

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 1/4 inch in size. The Linden is not drought resistant and prefers full sun.

River Birch

River Birch– Bare Root 1 1/4 inches-Resident’s Cost $100.00

The tree grows to a height of 40’to 70’ with a spread of between 40’-60’.  The river birch prefers full sun to partial shade and acidic, clay, drought, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained and wet soil. Develops brilliant yellow fall color.  Develops a cinnamon-colored bark that curls and peels.

Red Sunset Maple– Potted 1 1/4 inches-Resident’s Cost $168.00

The Red Sunset is a red maple with superior fall color and good branch structure.  The glossy green leaves persist on the tree turning orange-red to brilliant red in the fall.  Red sunset grows moderately fast, 45'-50' high with a 35'-40' spread.  It adapts to a wide range of climate and soils.

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: February 15, 2022

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