Tree giveaway to celebrate Arbor Day

The city of Park Rapids has earned designation as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Every year, the city participates in activities to celebrate Arbor Day.

This year, the city’s urban forestry committee is holding a drawing for two trees: a northern pin oak and a Japanese tree lilac. Each winner will also receive a self-watering Tree Gator bag. Each giveaway value exceeds $100.

Property owners within the city limits are eligible for this giveaway, and the trees must be planted on their property within the city limits.

Sign up at Park Rapids City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from April 25 to May 9, or email or

Winners will be drawn at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 11. The winners will be contacted and a photo will be taken.


The urban forestry committee works to advance urban forestry in the community, maintain the city’s designation as a “Tree City USA” and educate the public on tree-related issues.

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