Few things we do for trees and shrubs provide as much benefit as organic mulch in the plant’s root zone.
Free mulch is available for Minnetonka residents and can be picked up 24/7 from a bin on the east side of the public works facility (11522 Minnetonka Blvd.). The mulch is made from wood collected at the brush drop-off site.
Please Note: The city does not load vehicles or trailers and does not deliver mulch. Residents must bring their own containers and hand tools for loading.
Call 952-988-8400 with questions or for more information.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website has a wealth of information on diagnosing tree and plant issues, as well as a list of Tree Care Advisors in the area.
Well-planted and carefully maintained trees can reduce energy bills, capture stormwater runoff, attract wildlife, and add to the value of your home. They are worth maintaining and preserving. Below are essential tips about hiring a tree care professional.
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture's "Checklist for Hiring a Tree Care Company"
- Minnesota Society of Arboriculture (includes resources for finding a certified arborist)
A good arborist or tree care professional:
- Offers a wide range of services beyond tree removal: pruning, removal, fertilizing, cabling / bracing, pest control and more.
- Never uses climbing spikes on a healthy tree unless it is being removed from the landscape.
- Never recommends topping a tree. They will only recommend corrective pruning, such as drop-crotch pruning, after severe damage to the crown.
- Is never eager to remove a healthy, living tree. Removal should be the last resort.
The city of Minnetonka includes four watershed districts: Minnehaha Creek, Nine Mile Creek, Basset Creek and Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek. Use the map below to help locate your watershed.
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
- Nine Mile Creek Watershed District
- Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission
- Friends of Bassett Creek
- Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts
- Watersheds — Minnesota Department of Natural Resources