Coon Rapids takes great pride in its shade tree program. Trees planted on boulevards, in parks and other public property enhance the quality of life for Coon Rapids residents. The Forestry Division can assist in answering many forestry-related questions.
The Forestry Division:
- Implements our Shade Tree Disease Control Program
- Landscapes and reforests our public lands and parks
- Maintains public forested trail systems
- Maintains publicly owned trees and shrubs, boulevards and streetscaping
- Provides assistance to residents regarding forestry-related issues
- Maintains native plantings on City property
Forestry Frequently Asked Questions
- Why am I seeing a lot of dead oak trees?
- Why am I seeing a lot of dead ash trees?
- What if my neighbor has a dead tree or a tree that is growing onto my property?
- Will the City inspect trees on my property? Residents need to contact one of the licensed tree services for advice and estimates as it relates to trees on private property.
- Will the City inspect my boulevard or City owned trees? Yes, please fill out the Report it form for tree inspection request of boulevard or city owned trees.
National Arbor Day and Annual Tree Sales
Coon Rapids is dedicated to assisting residents with forestry education and environmental awareness programs such as the annual National Arbor Day celebration. National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April.
The annual Arbor Day tree sale assists residents in acquiring a tree for their property at a nominal fee. Residents choose from a wide selection of bare root trees which can be pre-ordered through our Forestry Division. The tree sale is now CLOSED for 2023.
- Video: How to Plant Containerized Tree
- Tree Owner's Manual
- Gopher State One Call (locate underground utilities)
Forestry and Landscape Resources:
- International Society For Arboriculture
- Minnesota DNR Backyard Tree Care
- Minnesota State Horticultural Society Northern Gardener
- US Department of Agriculture Plants Database
- US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Landscaping With Native Plants
- University of Minnesota Extension Plant Disease Diagnostics
- University of Minnesota Extension Service / Forest Resources
- University of Minnesota Extension Yard and Garden