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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.

Application Process

Due to limited quantities the trees are first come first serve, and based on availability. Residents must submit a new application 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.

Northern Red Oak - Bare Root 1¼ inches - Resident's Cost $115.00

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.

Blue Beech Tree

Hackberry-Bare Root 1 1¼ inches - inches-Resident’s Cost $115.00

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.

American Linden tree

American Linden– Bare Root 1¼ inches-Resident’s Cost $115.00

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.

Red Sunset Maple– Bare root 1 1/4 inches-Resident’s Cost $125.00

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.

Exclamation Sycamore-Bare Root 1¼ inches-Resident’s Cost $125.00

The Exclamation Sycamore is a fast growing tree that grows to 55 - 65 feet high and a spread of 40 - 50 feet. It grows to a pyramidal shape and features multiple seasons of color. During the winter, its bark may be peeled away to reveal a marbled appearance of white, gray, or green underneath, that is sure to stand out in a winter landscape.


Ginkgo Biloba Tree

Ginkgo Biloba -Bare Root 1 1/4 inches-Resident’s Cost $130.00

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).

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, 2023

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