Twin Cities north metro town briefs

  • Updated: March 18, 2014 - 1:13 PM


Spring tree sale features six species

Andover is conducting its annual spring tree sale, with orders due by April 14 and pickup scheduled for May 3. The sale, open to Andover residents only, offers six species: American Plum, Blue Beech, Quaking Aspen, River Birch, Red Maple, and Princeton American Elm.

Prices range from $18 (American Plum) to $30 (Blue Beech).

For further information, go to and click on “Spring Tree Sale,” or call the city at 763-755-5100. Order forms are also available at City Hall.

Anoka conservation District

Trees, shrub seedlings, transplants on sale

The Anoka Conservation District is offering more than 25 varieties of seedlings and transplants, sold in bundles of 10 and 25 for a little more than $1 per tree. Preorders are being taken until April 10 or until sold out, with pickup on the morning of April 26 at the Anoka County Fairgrounds in Anoka.

Any remaining stock will be sold that morning at the fairgrounds, but the Conservation District says there isn’t usually a lot left over.

To order or get further information, including descriptions of the offerings, go to You can also call Anoka Conservation District staff at 763-434-2030.

You do not need to be an Anoka County resident to order.

Anoka County

Maple Syrup Festival is on tap for Saturday

Anoka County Parks will host its annual Maple Syrup Festival on Saturday, March 22, at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes.

Families and participants will learn about the tradition of gathering maple sap and cooking it down to make maple syrup and sugar. Other activities include maple crafts, a spring scavenger hunt and tasting maple syrup-inspired treats. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and costs $4 a person, plus tax.

Advance registration is required. For information, call 651-429-8007 or go to


Open house on Hwy. 169/101st Av.

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