Elmer the Elm Tree
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Since 1976, Elmer the elm tree has served as the official mascot of the Forestry Department. Elmer's role is to:
- Represent all the trees that have been planted throughout Minneapolis.
- Educate kids in grades K through 4 about the importance and care needed of our urban forest
- Promote the "Adopt A Tree Program" and encourages the watering of trees during dry conditions
- Participate in Arbor Day celebrations, educational programs, parades, park celebrations.
Contact the Forestry Department at 612-313-7710 for more information about Elmer the Elm Tree.
Invite Elmer to Your Special Event
Email the Forestry Department’s Team Elmer for more information about bringing Elmer the Elm Tree to your upcoming event.
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Fun Tree Facts from Elmer
Elmer has been busy! Parents and kids, check out these PDFs filled with fun tree facts!
Elmer the Elm Tree's Newsletter
Get the latest news and information, and check out all of the exciting places Elmer has visited.