District 10 Como Community Council

Como Park Tree Trek - Sat. June 22 - 10am-Noon

The D10 Environment Committee hosts Tree Treks where community members can learn how to identify and appreciate the multitude of different tree species living in Como Park. Volunteer tree expert Stephanie Mirocha is our fabulous second-generation Tree Trek guide (her father was the original Tree Trek Guide). Upcoming Tree Trek events will be posted here (Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get Como Neighborhood news in your inbox).

This walking tour will be led by Minnesota Master Naturalist Stephanie Mirocha. She will provide fascinating facts, uses, and histories of many of the diverse tree species in the park. 

Dress for walking and the weather and meet between the Butterfly Parking Lot and the Labyrinth (adjacent to the Labyrinth – on the west side of Lexington Parkway near the pedestrian bridge).

Self-Guided Tree Identification Trek

In addition to the planned events each year, the Tree Trek program has also created and installed 42 Tree Tags on 39 species of trees around Como Park. 

The Environment Committee of the Como Community Council, as part of its educational activity, has organized a self-guided, pictorial tree identification program. Our intention is to introduce Como Park users to the variety of interesting tree flora in the park, some of which are quite unique. Understanding some of our tree species will lead to a greater appreciation of the botanical treasures found in the park. The location of each tree can be found on the Google Map (embedded below) or on the printable PDF map to the right.

The original Tree Trek was created in 2011 by committee member Chet Mirocha. A decade later (after Chet’s passing), his daughter Stephanie revived the Trek. The number of trees that are identified was doubled in 2021, and expanded again in 2022 and 2023.