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Published on March 03, 2024
Coon Rapids Offers Wholesale Tree and Shrub Sale to Residents for Spring BeautificationSource: Unsplash / Jan Huber

Coon Rapids residents, spring is knocking at your door and the city is offering a green thumb deal that’s hard to beat. Taking a no-nonsense approach to beautifying the local environment. The City of Coon Rapids is selling a selection of trees and shrubs at wholesale prices exclusively for its residents. This annual green initiative is a chance for locals to not only lush up their yards but do so without breaking the piggy bank.

For folks looking to add a touch of green to their lands, the city has laid out the specifics: trees tickling the six-foot mark, enclosed snug in #10 containers, and shrubs, standing about two feet tall, coming in #2 containers. But here's the catch – there’s a limit of four plants per household skirting the Mississippi River’s west bank town. And it's classic first-come, first-served, folks – until the goods are gone or we hit the end of April, according to the city's announcement.

Trees and shrubs can be ordered and paid for via the city's website. And for those of you who think that tax and delivery might hike up the overall green, worry not – they're included in the upfront price. Deliveries for the leafy bundles will start making their way to buyers the week of May 6, dropped off in the shadiest nook by your house.

But wait, there's more for the eco-enthusiasts. Native Plant Kits are making a comeback this year. If you want to snag one, circle May 18 on your calendar. That’s when you can pick 'em up at the Public Works Open House, between the convenient hours of 10 a.m. and noon. Run into a scheduling snag? You can shoot an email to [email protected] before May 18 to set up a different time. Miss that and your plants will become a ghost story.