89.35 TREE PLANTING.
Subdivision 1. Definitions.
The definitions in this subdivision apply to sections
(a) "Tree" means any species of tree, woody perennial, shrub, or vine approved by the
commissioner for the purposes authorized in sections
, except cultivated varieties
that are capable of producing fruit for human consumption.
(b) "Planting stock" or "tree planting stock" means trees native to this state and includes
native tree hybrids that have been improved for conservation purposes.
Subd. 2. Purpose of planting.
The purposes for which trees may be produced, procured,
distributed, and planted under sections
shall include auxiliary forests, woodlots,
windbreaks, shelterbelts, erosion control, soil conservation, water conservation, provision
of permanent food and cover for wild life, environmental education, and afforestation and
reforestation on public or private lands of any kind, but shall not include the raising of fruit for
human consumption or planting for purely ornamental purposes. It is hereby declared that all such
authorized purposes are in furtherance of the public health, safety, and welfare.
History: 1947 c 94 s 1; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1978 c 578 s 1; 1980 c 509 s 20; 1993 c 224
art 14 s 2; 1997 c 119 s 1