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Grow the MayDay Forest!

This 45 Annual MayDay 2019 holds an initiative to plant 1,035 Trees. This is an act of GRATITUDE and RECIPROCITY to honor the many gifts that trees have provided for the 45 years of Mayday—all the paper and cardboard used to build the puppets, all the slender poles that became frames for puppets, floats and flags, and all the beauty and breath the trees brought us with their Springtime glory. It is also an act of love for the HEALTH OF THE FUTURE, as this will greatly add to the “Urban Tree Canopy” for generations to come.

This initiative is to plant trees for every year of past MayDay celebrations: 1 tree for the first year, 2 trees for the second year, 3 trees for the year, 4 trees for the 4th year, etc.

Added together, this equals 1,035 trees. Yes indeed!

Sign up to be a tree planter here and we will be in contact in the next few weeks!

You can be one of the people who will plant and tend a tree. The trees are free, a gift from the MN Department of Natural Resources. We will have Kentucky Coffee Trees and White Spruce Trees. Both are native and well suited for our climate. We will have complete instructions on how to plant and tend your Tree.

We will be carrying these trees in the MayDay parade and ceremony. We would like all the trees to be adopted. If we have extra trees, we will share them after the Tree of Life ceremony in Powderhorn Park.

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