Selecting the Right Location

Proper Tree Placement
Proper placement of trees is critical for your enjoyment and their long-term survival. Consult the City Forester as Coon Rapids has guidelines restricting placement of trees within a specified distance of a street, sidewalk, streetlight, or other utility.

A properly planted and maintained tree will grow faster and live longer. Optimum planting time is early spring after the ground is thawed and before the tree begins to actively develop foliage. This is the time to plant bare root trees. Trees can be planted during the summer and fall once they have fully leafed out as long as they are potted or balled and burlapped. In either case, planting as early as possible allows the tree to develop a strong root system prior to the winter season.