Apple Valley’s Urban Forest Many species of trees make up the Apple Valley urban forest. Historically, the northerly half of the city was a hardwood forest, and the southerly half was agricultural and gravel mining. Many native species, including oak, elm, basswood, maple, and paper birch, can be found in remnant forest parcels and park lands. Numerous nursery varieties have been planted by landowners. Each tree species comes with its own set of characteristics and problems.
Tree Sale The City hosts a Tree and Shrub Sale every spring offering bare root trees and shrubs for residents at wholesale prices. Mark your calendars for the last week of February to look for the 2024 sale details.
Tree Inspection Free tree inspections are available from the City's certified tree inspectors for concerns or questions you may have about your trees. The city routinely inspects all properties for oak wilt and Dutch elm disease. City inspectors are watching for emerald ash borer symptoms in ash trees. Schedule an inspection today!