Welcome to the Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee. Our mission is to advance Minnesota's commitment to the health, care and future of all community forests.
The Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee (MnSTAC) is recognized
throughout Minnesota for its expertise, advice, coordination, and support in
matters related to community forestry. It is an advocate for public and private
community forestry interests statewide and serves as a forum for the exchange
and dissemination of ideas and information. learn more
Take care of your trees in the summer
To reduce birch leaf miner damag
e keep birch roots cool and shaded.
Use a four inch depth of woodchip mulch under the canopy of the tree.
for clearance over streets and sidewalks and near signs. Many cities require 13 feet of clearance over streets and 8 feet over sidewalks.
To prevent the spread of oak wilt disease,
don't prune any oak tree in May or June.
Use lawn and garden chemicals with care.
Shade trees, like dandelions, are broadleaf plants.
Trees need at least one inch of rainfall each week May through July and a little less in August and September.