Plant a tree for Earth Week! We are partnering with Neighborhood Forest to give away 500 free trees to the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op community.
Trees must be picked up on April 29. Pickup will take place from 10 am – 1 pm at the Wedge, and 2-5 pm at Linden Hills. No other pickup times will be offered. Pre-registration for trees is now closed. Any trees that were not reserved in advance (or were not picked up in the designated timeframe) will be given away on a first-come-first-served basis.
Neighborhood Forest is passionate about getting trees into the hands of kids, and their registration process has an emphasis on kids. However, the Wedge and Linden Hills co-op are offering these free trees to all of our shoppers! For those registering who do not have kids, list NA in the “Child’s Full Name” and “Grade” fields.
If free trees are all reserved, you are welcome to purchase trees through Neighborhood Forest directly.
FAQs from Neighborhood Forest
What kind of tree will we be getting?
The exact species you will be receiving will be known in early April. Neighborhood Forest aims to provide native trees in all the regions we serve. Last year, we gave away 9 different species. We tend to provide species on a state-by-state basis and like to provide different species each year to provide variety and diversity of trees.
How do I care for my tree to ensure that it grows and thrives?
What if I don’t have a yard or place to plant my tree? Can I plant my tree in a pot and leave it indoors?
Ideally, you want to plant your tree in the ground, outside, in a permanent location where you can watch and care for its growth. These trees are accustomed to being outside in the elements, so if you do keep it in a pot for a year or two, be sure to keep it outside. We are looking for ways to provide something to grow for kids that do not have a yard or live in apartments. We hope to make these options available in the near future.
How can I offset my carbon footprint through Neighborhood Forest?
The average American consumes 7 trees per year in wood and paper products and emits 20 tons of CO2 annually. One tree will sequester 1 ton of CO2 in its lifetime (on average). So, to go carbon neutral via trees, a person has to plant 20 trees for every year they are on the planet. Factoring in estimated tree survival rates and annual wood and paper consumption, we recommend planting 50 trees per year per person to offset an individual’s tree and carbon footprint – thus the 50 trees x $5 = $250 / year or $25 /month membership cost calculation.