22 Reasons To Love Minnesota Trees

No matter the season, our ten billion trees are beautiful.

1. They are more shades of green than you ever imagined existed.

Via Dave Parker, Stillwater, MN

Taken near the St. Croix River in Arcola, MN.

2. When Fall comes around, they just get more beautiful.

Via Dawn Roggenkamp, Bluffton, MN

Taken at Itasca State Park.

Via Mike Plucker, Maplewood, MN

Taken at Nemadji State Forest.

Via Nile Fellows, St. Paul, MN

Taken near Tofte, MN.

5. The colors are pure eye candy.

Via Nile Fellows, St. Paul, MN

Taken from Leveaux Mountain in northern Minnesota.

Via Pam Frye, Eveleth, MN

Taken in Lutsen, MN.

7. They pair perfectly with our waterways.

Via Mike Plucker, Maplewood, MN

Taken at Banning State Park.

Via Mark Goodman, Oakdale, MN

Taken at Hidden Falls Regional Park.

9. They stand tall and proud.

Via Mike Plucker, Maplewood, MN

Taken near Hinckley, MN.

Via Melissa King, St. Cloud, MN

Taken in St. Cloud, MN.

Via Grace Bjornson, Stacy, MN

Taken in Stacy, MN.

Via Dane Jorento, St. Paul, MN

Taken near Battle Creek Park.

Via Emily Mehr, St. Paul, MN

Taken in Sandstone, MN.

Via David Parker, Stillwater, MN

Taken in Stillwater, MN.

15. And provide much needed shade.

Via Ray Klempka, Minneapolis, MN

Taken at Lebanon Hills Regional Park.

Via Ray Klempka, Minneapolis, MN

Taken near Lake Superior and the Cascade River.

17. They even stick it out through the cold Minnesota winters.

Via Kimberly Nuckles, St. Paul, MN

Taken in Mendota Heights, MN.

Via Nile Fellows, St. Paul, MN

Taken north of Grand Marais, MN.

19. They remain beautiful up-close.

Via Jordan Wenndt, Otsego, MN

Taken at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Via Melissa King, St. Cloud, MN

Taken at Judge C.R. Magney State Park in Grand Marais, MN.

21. They even help keep the air clean, especially in urban areas.

Via Ray Klempka, Minneapolis, MN

Taken in southwest Minneapolis along Minnehaha Creek.

Via David Parker, Stillwater, MN

Taken in St. Paul, MN.

These photos were submitted in the #ILoveMNTrees photo contest. The winning photo will be displayed at the 2013 Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair.

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