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Minnesota Trees For Sale

Buying Trees and Shrubs in MinnesotaMinnesota, officially The North Star State, though it is often known as The State of 10,000 Lakes, sits in the north-central Midwest along the United States’ border with Canada. It is here the Red Pine flourishes, a tall coniferous evergreen sometimes reaching upwards of 110 feet. The Red Pine grows well in full sun and even self-prunes, dropping dying branches to the ground. This makes the Red Pine excellent for lumber, since older trees trunks are often limbless for a desired length. The Minnesotan planter is not restricted to this commercially valuable lumber tree, though; there are hundreds of trees that grow well in Minnesota’s diverse climate.

Due to its large size, varying temperatures, and diverse precipitation factors, the smart Minnesotan grower will need to consider the following:

 

Best Trees for Minnesota

Read about the specifics for your state in the following sections. If you’re looking for some quick ideas on what to plant, consider the following trees as expert-tested and The Tree Center approved:

  1. Autumn Purple Ash

Ideal for providing unique fall colors, shade, climate tolerance.

  1. October Glory Maple

Ideal for continuous color, adaptable growing conditions, and landscaping designs.

  1. Everbearing Strawberry

Ideal for bearing fruit, providing color, and delicious, edible profits.

  1. Willow Hybrid

Ideal for providing privacy, fast-growing properties, and easy care

Fast Growing Privacy Trees in Minnesota

New developments throughout the United States mean more infrastructure, more people, and more invasion of privacy. The residents of Minnesota have the option to plant and tend trees that produce privacy, turning away prying eyes and loud noises and instead enjoying the quiet and peace of private property.

The Leyland Cypress is the perfect privacy tree for Minnesotan inhabitants. The Leyland Cypress grows quickly, adds distinct charm, and produces thick barriers between a private abode and unwanted chatter. Growing between 3 and 5 feet a year, the Leyland Cypress will give the Minnesotan yard the fast-growing privacy for which they have been searching. Alternatively, the Thuja Green Giant and American Holly will bring privacy, color, and solitude to the savvy planter’s yard.

Climate

Minnesota typifies a continental climate, showing hot summers and cold winters. The Upper Midwest often displays some of the most variable seasons, and Minnesota is no exception. Winter is cold, and temperatures are often below freezing. The record low temperature is -60°F, though temperatures often linger in the -20s for days. Summer is humid and hot in the southern parts of the state, with temperatures rising to as much as 114°F. Usually, temperatures are in the mid70s in the north and mid80s in the south. Unlike the rest of the state, the areas surrounding Lake Superior do experience milder weather, both in winter and summer.

Soil Type

Most trees require well-drained soil rich with minerals to grow. Minnesota is covered with Lester soil, which covers over 600,000 acres of the state. Corn and soybeans grow well in the soil, which was once covered by pines and hardwoods. These soils are well-draining and loamy, adding much to the Minnesotan agricultural economy. Regardless of the property’s location in The North Star State, a soon-to-be tree planter can perform a simple test to determine his/her soil type.

In order to determine the type of soil in your yard, try this test to give you a basis for finding the best matched trees. For this test, you will need a healthy handful of soil from the layer beneath the topmost piece of soil. The soil should be a little damp, but not recently watered or wet. Simply squeeze the soil sample and one of the following events will occur.

1. You have CLAY if, after opening your hands, the soil maintains its shape, forming a ball. If you touch the sample, it does not fall apart.
2. You have LOAM if, after opening your hands, the soil maintains its shape, forming a ball. If you touch the sample, it falls apart.
3. You have SAND if, after opening your hands, the soil immediately collapses.

Once you know what soil type you have, you can find trees best suited to the dirt’s properties. Loam is the best soil to have, as its unique qualities make it ideal for holding and transferring water to trees.

Average Precipitation

Average annual rainfall precipitation is low, averaging 35 inches in the southeast and 20 inches in the northwest. Most of the state’s precipitation falls in the winter, with sometimes as much 160 inches of snow hitting the region. Albeit extreme, the variation is enormous. In some years, only 10 inches of snow fall. Surprisingly, the patterns of precipitation felt in Minnesota are connected to the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf stream air currents travel north, leaving most of the warm moisture in the areas in closest proximity. The currents carry the moisture north, and, as it cools, drop it on Minnesota. Sleet, freezing rain, and hail often accompany most Minnesotan winters.

Irrigation

With precipitation highly variable, irrigation can be an essential tool in ensuring successful tree growth. Newly planted trees are delicate, their roots and leaves still enduring stress from transplantation. These trees require consistent and constant access to water to ensure successful growth. Using a drip irrigation system can help to provide adequate and reliable water access to Minnesotan plants.

Growing Zones

Minnesota is home to five unique growing zones. A growing zone simply refers to the USDA’s determination of areas where certain plants are most likely to thrive, preferring to focus on minimal temperature ranges in which a plant can survive. In the southern portion of the state, temperatures drop to -25°F at times. Temperatures cool as the zones move northward. In most of the north, temperatures can drop to as low as -40°F, with small pockets in the Red Lake Indian Reservation and the region north of Britt dropping to as low as -45°F. Again, regions near Lake Superior are often slightly warmer, and the direct coastline does not usually drop below -25°F.

Weather Damage

Tornadoes, thunderstorms, and snowstorms are the most common severe weather occurrences in Minnesota. The peak tornado month is June, with Minnesota averaging 27 tornadoes a year. Thunderstorms drop rain in spring and summer, and winter brings its severe winter storms, often burying parts of the state in over 100 inches of snow.Minnesota State TreeScientific Name: Pinus Resinosa
Common Name: Red PineMinnesota State SoilLester SoilMinnesota State FlagMinnesota State SealList Of Nurseries and Garden Centers in MinnesotaIf you prefer to purchase your trees or shrubs in person instead of online, we offer this comprehensive guide to purchasing a tree at your local Minnesota nursery or garden center. However, since we don’t actually live in Minnesota we can’t guarantee this list to be 100% accurate – but we did attempt to be as accurate as we possibly could. We have no affiliation with any of the businesses listed below and make no guarantees as to the businesses’ ability or the quality of trees you will receive. As with any purchase you make, be sure to check out the business with the Better Business Bureau, references, and any other sources you may have.Alphabetical by City

Squire House Gardens
Great River Garden Center
Anderson Acres
Nature’s Calling
Beberg Landscape Nursery
Northwoods Nursery and Lawn
Sloth Brothers Nursery
Tabor Prairie Nursery
Gardendale Inc
Green-Way Turf Nursery
Mac Kenzie Farms Inc
Plants and Things Inc
Rum River Tree Farm and Nursery
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Milo Mach’s Garden Central
Stivers Nursery and Landscaping
Thompson Greenery
Lake Country Gardens-Ottertail
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Noble Garden and Landscape Center
Rice Creek Gardens Nursery Inc
Cal’s Market and Garden Center
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
County Line Nursery Inc
Aloha Minnesota Garden and Nrsry
Moonlite Nursery
Chippewa Farms Greenhouse
Brush Creek Btq and Garden Center
Buffalo Hills Tree Farm
Dickinson Spring Garden Center
Tatanka Gardens
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Garten Marketplatz Perennial
Wolcyn Tree Farms and Nursery
Goetz Garden Center
Ambergate Gardens
Chaska Farm and Garden
Halla Nursery Inc
Mack Landscaping
Minnesota Groundcovers
Sonshine Gardens
Briggs Lake Nursery
Cokato Nursery Landscaping
Green Leaf Nursery
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Arbor Hill Tree Farm
Whispering Gardens
Zywiec Berryland Farms
Blooming Fields
Hummingbird Habitat Nursery
Bauman’s Trees
Green Side Up Svc
Becker Pet and Garden
Garden Creek
Waxwing
Pioneer Peat Inc
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Savory’s Gardens Inc
Hammarlund Nursery-Greenhouse
Shorewood Nursery
Faribault Garden Center
Farmer Seed and Nursery
Farmington Greenhouse
P H Feely and Son Inc
Natures Garden World
Lee Nursery Inc
Maxwell’s Woodland Nursery
Anderson Iris Gardens
Applewood Farm Nursery
Lakeland Greenhouse
Field Stone Gardens
Garvin Nursery
Guarding Gate
Glencoe Garden Center
Tenacity Nursery
Arborgate Nursery and Gifts Inc
Merv’s Greenhouse
Bmk Bonsai
Mickman Brothers Inc
Wellman’s Nursery
Morning Sky Greenery
Hastings Gift Garden and Floral
Klaus Nurseries
Native Out Back Nursery
Sam Kedem Nursery and Garden
Tree House Inc
Babe’s Blossoms
Upper-Tier Bonsai
Starner Farm’s Site 2
Alpine Nursery
Cattail Corner
Wagner Greenhouses
Nicholson’s Garden Center
Sjoblom Landscape and Nursery
Gerten’s
Gerten’s Farm Market
Nature View Gift and Garden
Green Barn Garden Center
Harmony Gardens
Bauer’s Market and Nursery
Jim Whiting Nursery and Garden
Meehan Brothers Nursery
Terra Greenhouse of Lakeville
Country Nursery and Garden Center
Environmental Care Nursery
Kelley and Kelley Nursery
Awesome Gardens
Kober and Sons Nursery
Kobers Nursery
Earthrise Farms
Drummers’ Garden Center
Edenvale Nursery
Green Thumb Garden Center
Groh Nursery
Johnston’s Tree Farm
Malmborg’s Garden Center
Viking Nursery Inc
Sutherland’s Nursery and Tree
Dege Garden Center
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Garden Gate At Crabtrees
North Star Gardens
Garden Center
Spaeth Sodding and Landscaping
Bloomingfields Nursery
Hayland Woods
44th St Nursery and Flower Shop
Bloomsbury Market Inc
Brookview Home and Garden
Dundee Nursery and Floral
Gardenthyme
Jefferson Tree Farm
Klier’s Nursery and Garden Center
Malmborg’s Garden Center
Minnehaha Falls Nursery
Mother Earth Gardens
Sunnyside Gardens Inc
Tamblyn’s Nursery Inc
Twin Cities Tropicals
Uncommon Gardens
Countryside Farm
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Erickson’s Nursery and Landscape
Hemstad’s Garden Center
Schleis Tree and Nursery
Dan and Jerry’s Garden Center
Our Back Yard Landscape Center
Holland’s Landscaping and Garden
Ole’s Nursery and Landscaping
Peterson Tree Moving
Ala Mora Garden Center
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Lyndale Garden and Hardware Center
Gilbert Tews Nurserymen
River Creek Nursery
Bailey Nurseries Specialties
Branch Landscape Nursery
Greenworld Greenhouse
Stone Creek Garden and Gift
Jungleland Greenhouse
Flying W Gardens
Forest and Floral Garden Center
Plants Beautiful Nursery
Louis Nurseries
Arbormeister Inc
Ladies Landscaping and Supply CO
Treehouse
Lone Ridge Gardens
Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm
Bachman’s
Bonsai Five Stone Garden
Timber Creek Tree Farm
Morton’s Nursery and Garden Center
Wirz’s Nursery and Tree Farm
Dave’s Copper Garden
Sargent’s Nursery Inc
Evergreen Nursery and Garden Center
Hinkemeyer Tree Farm
Lyndale Garden and Hardware
Christian Trees and Transplanting
Greenwood Plants
Jim Whiting Nursery and Garden
Sargent’s Landscape Nursery
Sargent’s on 2nd Garden Center
Soderberg’s Willow Creek Nursery
Treehouse
Northstar Nurseries Inc
Rogers Garden Market
Greenhill Greenhouse and Nursery
Vermillion Waters
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Landscape Alternatives Inc
Levi Runions Garden Center Inc
Miller’s of Minnesota
Raetz Scenic Nursery
Cal’s Market
Bob’s Country Garden Center
East Union Nursery CO
Minnesota Valley Garden Center
Hanson’s Greenhouse Evergreen
Tom’s South Spicer Nursery
St Boni Nursery
Lund’s Farmer Seed and Nursery
Thomsens Greenhouse and Garden
Schulte’s Greenhouse and Nursery
Arden Hills Nursery
Bachman’s
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Garceaus Garden Center
Gardenworld Inc
Grove Nursery Center
Jean’s Garden Delights
Jordan Seed CO
Larson’s Garden Center
Leitner’s Garden Center
Linder’s Greenhouse and Garden
Simplot Partners
Squire House Gardens
St Paul Farmers Market
Traverse Des Sioux Garden Center
Jensen’s Nursery and Greenhouse
John’s Small Engine Emporium
Abrahamson Nurseries
Bergmann’s Bloom’n Plant Prdt
Sturgeon Lake Nursery
Village Gardener
Northland Produce Yard and Pet
Gray Gardens Landscape Nursery
Natures Bounty
Perennial Design
Waconia Tree Farms
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Lilydale Garden Center
Southview Garden Center
Garden
Shady Lady Gardens
Twin City Nursery-White Bear
Bronk’s Garden
Sherwood Garden Center
Valley Greenhouses
Frank’s Nursery and Crafts
Holm and Olson/Bever Brothers
Lori’s Country Gardens
Nelson Nursery Inc3390 Saint Croix Triangle S
43507 US Highway 169
55706 280th Street
2311 S Broadway Street
13535 Grouse Street NW
16222 Urbank Street NE
13624 Gladiola Street NW
RR 3 Box 48
9706 105th Street NW
522 River Lane
19654 Nowthen Boulevard NW
13745 Sunfish Lake Boulevard NW
21050 Lake George Boulevard
7530 153rd Street W
401 1st Ave SW
1701 12th Street SW
602 13th Street NE
28325 County Highway 145
255 89th Ave NE
8659 Central Ave NE
11506 Central Ave NE
2100 W Old Shakopee Rd
7940 Penn Ave S
1015 310th Ave
720 Central Drive W
15497 State Highway 371
10295 Nursery Lane NW
205 N Main Street
3663 10th Street NE
3536 Highway 55 E
1410 Highway 55 E
14308 Burnhaven Drive
5225 County Road 15 SW
4542 Highway 95 NW
2030 Main Street
8015 Krey Ave
112 W 6th Street
10000 Great Plains Boulevard
10425 Wyoming Ave
7855 Lake Drive
200 1st Ave SW
3928 105th Ave
4303 County Road 4 SW
15790 10th Street SW
3707 Coon Rapids Boulevard NW
6520 Keats Ave S
11180 70th Street S
10900 E Point Douglas Rd S
1185 80th Ave SW
71068 US Highway 12
8316 Calder Ave SE
4877 Sogn Valley Triangle
1008 Washington Ave
3935 Solway Rd
419 N 18th Ave E
1503 11th Ave NE
8040 Glen Lane
5300 Whiting Ave
159 N Cloquet Rd E
23505 Smithtown Rd
1715 Lyndale Ave N
818 4th Street NW
519 Willow Street
420 2nd Street
1335 Highway 210 E
11880 360th Street SW
6185 Lax Lake Rd
22179 Keather Ave N
7775 Lake Boulevard
RR 1 Box 124
305 W Main Ave
2876 160th Street
640 Main Ave E
720 Morningside Drive
72108 280th Street
186 Highway 212 E
3912 N Pleasant Lake Drive NW
2406 169th Ave NE
14630 Highway 65 NE
21725 Inga Ave
24774 450th Ave
1419 Vermillion Street
17759 Kirby Ave S
15280 110th Street S
12414 191st Street E
12369 Point Douglas Drive S
86890 State Highway 4
10506 Highway 32 N
16478 140th Ave
7155 State 76
520 6th Street
4860 Frenchman Rd
RR 7
3173 County Road 20
5500 Blaine Ave
2900 65th Street E
7011 Concord Boulevard
26501 Highway 65 NE
114 US Highway 75
221 N 2nd Street
907 N Lakeshore Drive
2038 Inwood Ave N
20230 Kenrick Ave
11178 150th Ave
17748 Heron Rd
2325 Watertown Rd
324 E Prairie Ave
RR 2 Box 148
RR 2 Box 148
RR 2 Box 94A
281 Saint Andrews Drive
19244 State Highway 22
619 Hope Street
59021 Madison Ave
835 Neubert CT
20045 County Road 81
7001 Lawndale Lane N
4865 Main Street E
831 Century Ave N
1845 County Road D E
19713 Quinnell Ave N
19060 Manning Triangle N
Maddy Street
37228 County Road 13
11628 65th Ave
6549 Keystone Rd
4355 Nicollet Ave
403 Cedar Lake Rd S
5412 Brookview Ave
16800 Highway 55
3602 Beard Ave N
10608 Jefferson Highway
5901 Nicollet Ave
5120 Lilac Drive N
4461 Minnehaha Ave
3738 42nd Ave S
3723 W 44th Street
12730 Lever Street NE
7133 18th Ave S
5750 Lyndale Ave S
16209 Highway 7
5016 County Road 101
RR 3
1420 Benson Rd
34361 191st Ave
2498 85th Street NE
8025 State Highway 25 NE
831 Highway 75 N
2503 Highway 10 E
4588 50th Street S
211 Mattson Rd
5620 Winnetka Ave N
8001 Bass Lake Rd
2010 S Broadway Street
1200 S Front Street
1325 Bailey Rd
7185 372nd Street
36000 Evergreen Ave
107 6th Street W
12489 Highway 71
32135 Little Mantrap Drive
701 Fair Ave
15927 County Highway 42
16615 Hillside CT
34015 Peoria Rd
33507 Old 371
29765 State Highway 371
RR 1 Box 62
10603 Boone Rd.
Highway 55
15744 Dakota Ave
4391 200th Street E
16355 Saint Francis Boulevard
17201 Saint Francis Boulevard
21878 100th Ave
3352 N Service Drive
8230 10th Ave NW
12675 22nd Ave NE
6412 Lyndale Ave S
3328 20th Street SE
6904 18th Ave NW
3430 19th Street NW
7955 18th Ave NW
1811 2nd Street SW
4430 Highway 63 S
RR 1 Box 85
13450 Willandale Rd
12724 Main Street
30843 407th Ave
4898 170th Street E
1800 Highway 36 W
1705 Saint Albans Street N
6970 70th Street S
RR 1 Box 293
1325 Scenic Drive NW
6403 Egan Drive
13166 Johnson Memorial Drive
13162 Johnson Memorial Drive
3232 150th Street W
RR 1 Box 2
143 Access Way
4100 Streeteiner Street
2211 W Division Street
29756 156th Ave
2960 Labeaux Ave NE
4350 Hamline Ave N
2600 White Bear Ave N
448 Lexington Pkwy N
3429 Centerville Rd
788 Hampden Ave
8400 60th Street N
4565 Lenore Lane
6400 Upper Afton Rd
405 Maryland Ave W
945 Randolph Ave
270 Larpenteur Ave W
2001 County Road C2 W
1129 Grand Ave
290 5th Street E
1702 N Highway 169
9535 Fawn Lake Drive NE
Highway 65 & County Road 3
2100 Tower Drive W
12239 62nd Street N
RR 2 Box 560
527 Bench Street
416 Atlantic Ave
2095 Arboretum Boulevard
1400 Arboretum Boulevard
RR 2 Box 110
8240 Paul Ave
1970 Robert Street S
941 Sibley Memorial Highway
50 Crusader Ave E
6909 132nd Street N
5262 E County Line N
4941 Long Ave
744 E Sarnia Street
1258 Sugar Loaf Rd
3855 W 6th Street
1475 Queens Drive
4796 Cottage Grove Drive
26455 270th Street
25834 Main Street651-436-8080
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