Trees are valuable resources in rural, suburban, and urban landscapes; offering a wide range of benefits to people and their communities. Some of these benefits are visible and provide real monetary value to the community, such as storm water management, weather barriers, and increased property values. The less concrete value provided by trees, such as enhanced aesthetics and a unique sense of place are perhaps less quantifiable, but equally as important.
The upper Midwest has a proud history of arboriculture; the first settlers planted cottonwoods and oaks around their farm houses to protect them from the driving winds, remind them of the forests they left behind in their native Europe, and root them to their new homes.
Tree City USA
For the past sixteen years Red Wing has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA. for our continual commitment to making our city a greener and healthier place to live by encouraging people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.
A strong partnership between the Public Works Department and the citizens of Red Wing is the best way to ensure the continued health and beauty of our trees today and for future generations. The Public Works Department plants new boulevard trees in the early spring and late fall - if you would like to request a tree for your street contact the Public Works Department at 651-385-3674.