Trees for NoMi
The Trees for NoMi program was launched following the 2011 tornado disaster in North Minneapolis (NoMi). The area was devastated and new trees were desperately needed in the "tornado zone”. Today, the Trees for NoMi program continues to provide free trees planted by volunteers at homes in NoMi.
The program scope has expanded slightly beyond the tornado zone to other areas of NoMi that also have low tree cover and lesser resources. . In addition to tornado devastation, Minneapolis and St. Paul are losing significant tree canopy due to the emerald ash borer (EAB) epidemic that will kill over two million more trees in the Twin Cities metro in the next 5-10 years.
Over the years, funding for the program has come from various corporate and private funders and recently, a collaboration of Minneapolis small businesses calling themselves the Autonomous Collective of Minnesota have come forward to sponsor the program. While these businesses may appear to be competitors within their industries, they are united in their support to plant trees in NoMi.
To that end, each business has set a goal to fundraise for this program and you can help by making a donation to help them purchase more trees to be planted in the 2018! To donate, simply select one of the businesses below, then make a donation via their page. Thank you for your interest and support of the Trees for NoMi program.