Hennepin County Planting Project 2020-2022

Project Profile

Project Location

Hennepin County, MN

Project Operator

Green Minneapolis

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Project Contact

Michaela Neu, Director of Programs & Operations info@greenminneapolis.org

Green Minneapolis and Hennepin County partnered to plant 969 trees throughout Hennepin County between May 2020 and November 2022. The trees were planted in public rights-of-way along County streets as well as on Hennepin County Facility or tax-forfeited land where the County has the authority to plant and maintain trees. Green Minneapolis is serving as the Project Operator for this project, while Hennepin County is responsible for planting and maintenance of the trees.

Trees planted as part of this project will benefit Hennepin County residents by addressing the inequitable distribution of tree canopy, reducing urban heat island effects, mitigating air pollution, and improving stormwater management. Proceeds from the sale of carbon credits from this project will be reinvested in additional tree planting and maintenance performed by Hennepin County.

This project is a part of a wider effort known as the Twin Cities Climate Resiliency Initiative, a public/private partnership focused on significantly expanding the urban tree canopy across Minneapolis and the 7-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. Designed to address the most harmful impacts of climate change on the region’s residents, it is a 20 year vision to increase the Metro area’s tree canopy by 30% through planting and maintaining millions of additional trees on public and private lands. This initiative includes identifying new funding sources for tree planting and maintenance, including establishing Minnesota’s first urban tree carbon offset program.

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