There’s nothing like the natural beauty of a tree-filled landscape. Trees are the Earth’s life-givers, filling the planet with fresh, clean air. By serving as a habitat for Minnesota’s abundant wildlife, they add to the richness of an ecosystem that sustains us all. Trees also help to protect our homes against Mother Nature’s harsher weather patterns, providing shade and a natural break against the wind. They even help to reduce our home energy costs. And it’s hard to deny their beauty adds to a home’s curb appeal, creating a welcoming environment to come home to.


In this post, our team at Vital Tree Services is sharing some of the best native Minnesota trees to plant in your yard. To schedule your tree trimming and tree removal services when needed, give our Minnesota tree specialists a call. 


Best Trees for Minnesota Homes

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, these trees grow well in Minnesota’s East Central and Metro regions:

➢      American Elm

American elms are a fairly ubiquitous species across the United States and North America. They can be found as far south as central Texas and Florida and all the way up in Nova Scotia, Montana, and Alberta. When they’re healthy, they can live for hundreds of years like the famous Sauble Elm, an Ontario Tree felled in 1968 that germinated all the way back in 1701.

➢      Basswood

The fast-growing American basswood can grow up to 120 feet tall and has a life expectancy of about 200 years. The basswood has a domed crown, spreading leaves, fragrant yellowish spring flowers, and a lovely yellow fall color.

➢      Black Cherry

A fast-growing forest shrub, black cherry trees actually have very little in common with true cultivated cherry trees like Japanese cherries, sour cherry, and sweet cherry. The fruit can be used as a drink mixer or to make jams and jellies.

➢      Black Walnut

Growing up to 130 feet in height, black walnut trees are known for their resilience to frost and edible walnuts, which are perfect for use in baking meals and sweet desserts.

➢      Bur Oak

With its exceptionally large acorns, the bur oak is an important plant for local wildlife. Bur oaks are white oaks that typically live between 80 and 100 years.

➢      Cottonwood

One of North America’s largest hardwoods, cottonwoods serve as a habitat for several varieties of caterpillars.


Minnesota Tree Trimming Services

Part of keeping your landscape healthy and beautiful is regular tree maintenance. To schedule your Minnesota tree trimming and pruning services, call Vital Tree Service at 651-341-4021 or contact us online to learn more.