Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County is offering a selection of trees, shrubs, vines, and roses for your yard or balcony. Included in the sale are the usual favorites, as well as blueberries, currants, plum, redbud, maple, elm, blue spruce, lilac, hydrangea, clematis, mock orange, and many other varieties. With a focus on pollinator-friendly plants, new this year is the perennial native liatris (commonly known as blazing star) – a favorite of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
Purchase for yourself, or donate a Tribute Tree as a gift or memorial which is then planted in a Mendota Heights Park (or other park of your choosing). Order online at https://shop.friendsoftheparks.org/annual-tree-sale or pick up a brochure at City Hall during business hours. Orders must be placed and paid for by April 19, and are picked up on May 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, in Maplewood. Tribute Trees are available to purchase year-round and are selected, placed, and planted by park staff in the spring following the purchase.
Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that has been promoting and protecting parks, trails, and open space for 34 years. Donations to the parks are tax-deductible. For more information visit www.friendsoftheparks.org.