Plant trees and shrubs in Applewood Preserve woodland

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Applewood Preserve, Maplewood
Volunteers plant a tree

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Join us to plant trees and shrubs at Applewood Preserve, a new FMR restoration site. This special place contains a prairie, shrubland, oak forest and pond nestled in a suburban neighborhood in Maplewood, Minnesota.

The 29-acre preserve sits at the center of a triangle with Battle Creek Park to the north, FMR's new restoration site at Carver Preserve to the south and Pig's Eye Lake less than two miles to the west. It is an important part of the ecological landscape, providing habitat for plants and animals in the metro river corridor.

Together with the guidance of FMR staff, volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs in the preserve's woodland. These new plantings will help in our efforts to improve diversity and restore habitat at Applewood. 

All are welcome. No experience is needed. However, registration is required and capacity is limited. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. 


Planting locations are located in a woodland off-trail on uneven ground. Terrain at the site is mostly level. Volunteers will need to carry tools, water buckets and small trees and shrubs to the planting site and carry tools and supplies back to our meeting spot at the end of the event.

Ready to register?

Please use the form below to register for this event. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact FMR's volunteer coordinator at or 651.477.0952. 

If you're under 18 and interested in volunteering without the company of your parent or guardian, please take a moment and have them fill out this brief minor permission form.

Register to plant trees and shrubs at Applewood Preserve!

Can't make it? 

To receive notices of future volunteer events, contact FMR's Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at Or, visit our Events Calendar for our most up-to-date listing of upcoming events. To receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.

Thank you to our partners and funders: 

The City of Maplewood, the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, and the Outdoor Heritage Fund

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