The 100 Tree Initiative, a CEZ greening project with partners SAPCC, Transition Town – All St. Anthony ParkSaint Paul ForestryLandbridge Ecological and more. SAPCC

The concept of this project is to obtain small bare root trees in the spring. (Bare root trees are individually much cheaper than balled-and-burlap trees.) The trees are initially planted into gravel beds for the first growing season, to allow them to fill out their root system. Then they will be planted at their final site in the late fall of the same year.  The 100 trees planted through this grassroots community initiative will beautify our neighborhood. Plus, the trees – once successfully established – will improve air and water quality, reduce the urban heat island effect, and improve public health in the surrounding area.

Learn how gravel tree beds will be used to grow and plant 100 trees in 2021. Visit

Looking to volunteer? Contact CEZ board member and project lead – Ben Shardlow at  Both labor and host sites are needed!