Apple Valley’s Urban Forest
Many species of trees make up the Apple Valley urban forest. Historically, the northerly half of the city was a hardwood forest, and the southerly half was agricultural and gravel mining. Many native species, including oak, elm, basswood, maple, and paper birch, can be found in remnant forest parcels and park lands. Numerous nursery varieties have been planted by landowners. Each tree species comes with its own set of characteristics and problems.
The City hosts a Tree and Shrub Sale every spring offering bare root trees and shrubs for residents at wholesale prices. Mark your calendars for the last week of February to look for the 2024 sale details.