St. Paul Planting Project 2023

Project Profile

Project Location

St. Paul, Minnesota

Project Operator

Green Cities Accord

Project Type


Project Credits


Credit Availability


Project Contact

Michaela Neu, Director of Programs & Operations,

The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, planted 11,288 trees within the city limits, from fall of 2020 to fall of 2023. They planted 41 species of trees, primarily in right of ways, with a majority including Kentucky coffeetree, Elm, Hackberry, Honeylocust, and River birch species. The overall project goals are to increase canopy cover, mitigate urban heat islands, increase carbon sequestration, increase native and adapted tree species, and to capture stormwater and particulate air pollution. Carbon credit revenue will be reinvested into future tree planting and maintenance efforts in the City of Saint Paul.

This is the first carbon project partnership between Green Cities Accord (formerly Green Minneapolis) and the City of Saint Paul and demonstrates a concerted effort to address environmental issues. This project aligns with broader sustainability and climate action goals as it is apart of Green Minneapolis’ Twin Cities Climate Resiliency Initiative, a public/private partnership focused on significantly expanding the urban tree canopy across Minneapolis and the seven 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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