Apple Valley’s Urban Forest
Many species of trees make up the Apple Valley urban forest. Inspecting treesHistorically, the northerly half of the city was a hardwood forest, and the southerly half was agricultural and gravel mining. Many native species, including oak, elm, basswood, maple, and paper birch, can be found in remnant forest parcels and park lands. Numerous nursery varieties have been planted by landowners. Each tree species comes with its own set of characteristics and problems

Tree and Shrub Sale
The City is pleased to once again offer residents an annual bare root tree and shrub sale to help diversify properties. We encourage replanting a diversity of species due to Emerald Ash Borer and other future pests and diseases.  Residents can purchase up to 2 trees and 5 shrubs per property at wholesale prices.

  • Orders will be confirmed by postcard with pickup information
  • Open to Apple Valley Residents Only - ID required
  • Trees not picked up will be donated to City parks
  • At these great wholesale prices, there is no guarantee or warranty, so please be prepared to plant and care for them properly.

Pick Up: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8AM-11AM. Please bring a car with enough space to handle your order. 

Have Questions? Contact Natural Resources (952) 953-2400 or 

Tree Inspection 
Free tree inspections are available from the City's certified tree inspectors for concerns or questions you may have about your trees. The city routinely inspects all properties for oak wilt and Dutch elm disease. City inspectors are watching for emerald ash borer symptoms in ash trees.  Schedule an inspection today!

Boulevard Trees

General Tree Information

Tree Identification