Robbinsdale Considers Planting Urban Fruit Orchard
The city of Robbinsdale is looking at the possibility of planting edible fruit trees for public consumption.
The idea for an urban fruit orchard came up during a recent city council meeting.
Robbinsdale is currently looking at possible planting sites and fruit tree species.
“I would prefer to see a lot of different cherries, like self-fruiting sour or sweet cherries, because you don’t have to have a cross pollinator,” said Stephan Papiz, forestry and natural resources specialist for the city of Robbinsdale.
Apple and pear tree varieties could also be a good option, according to Papiz.
The cities of New Hope and Osseo already have urban fruit orchards.
Robbinsdale Named ‘Tree City USA’
Robbinsdale was recently named a 2022 “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.
This is the 44th year the city has received the recognition, which honors Robbinsdale’s commitment to effective urban forest management.
Robbinsdale will host its annual Arbor Day celebration on April 29 with a tree planting at Lee Park.
Visit the city’s website or Facebook page for more information.
Related: Past Robbinsdale Arbor Day Celebration