My grandson lives in Maple Grove. This year he was elected to the student...
My grandson lives in Maple Grove. This year he was elected to the student council. For one of his projects he would like to have all the students plant a tree.Can you tell me where we can get seedlings or something similar at a reasonable price or even free. Thank You Kathy Mullen
Hennepin County Minnesota
Hi Kathy - and thanks for your fun request! This sounds like a great project for young folks who should be able to observe the growth of "their tree" for many years.
The Minnesota State Forestry division has made seedling available for a low price, but they need a minimum order of about 500, I'm afraid. I have heard that the Arbor Day Foundation also provides young trees at a reasonable price. Here is a link to their website:
In the meantime, a really great resource for your grandson to learn more about tree planting and care is this website - My Minnesota Woods:
I hope this is enough information to get you started. Please contact AaE again if you have further questions.