Coon Rapids Arbor Day tree sale set for April 27

In conjunction with Arbor Day, the city of Coon Rapids will sell a limited quantity of trees on a first-call, first-serve basis with a limit of two trees per Coon Rapids household.

This year’s trees must be pre-ordered with City Forester Tommy Schibilla.

They will be available for pick up Friday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Garage, 1831 111th Ave N.W.

The trees will be sold in bare root form ranging from six to eight feet tall and will cost from $15 to $45 each, depending on the species.

“Trees purchased on this day will need to be planted the same day, therefore, have underground utilities located before you dig,” Schibilla said.

Contact Gopher State One call at 651-454-0002 at least two working days in advance, he said.

According to Schibilla, the city does not assume responsibility for the successful transplanting of these trees.

“Weather conditions, methods of handling and aftercare govern the results,” Schibilla said.

“Trees are sold with the understanding that if they arrive in good condition and are accepted, the city’s responsibility ceases.

“Therefore there are no refunds/replacements on trees that fail.”

If people cannot pick up trees, April 27, they should not place an order, no exceptions, Schibilla said.

“However, you may have a neighbor or friend pick up your order,” he said.

Contact Schibilla at 763-767-6455 for more information or to place an order.