The Maplewood Tree Sale is Open!
Things to note:
Trees are $40 each. Pre-ordering is required. You will be able to order online here starting March 18th or you prefer to pay by check, you can order by mail. Order forms will be available here on our website and at the City offices on March 15, 2019.
Trees will be available for pick up this spring on May 18th from 8:00 am until noon and May 20th from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. You must pick up your tree during that time.
Trees will range in size from 4 to 6’ tall and will fit inside most vehicles (SMART cars excluded). Trees are containerized similar to those in the photo. If you cannot pick up your tree during the pick up time, you can have someone pick up the tree for you. All abandoned trees will be planted within public spaces in the city of Maplewood.
Things to consider:
- It’s the law to call Gopher State One Call (651-454-0002) at least three days before digging. They will mark buried utility lines for your safety.
- Large shade trees should be planted at least 15 feet from power lines and/or buildings.
- Save money on energy by planting large shade trees on the east or west side of your home.
- If you want to provide your tree with the most efficient watering system around, purchase a drip irrigation bag. Simply fill the bag with water and your tree will be deeply watered over 5-8 hours.
- You may order two trees per property.
- For more information, contact Tree Trust’s Community Forestry Department at (952) 767-3886 or [email protected].
Available trees for 2019:
A large, native tree, perfect for a yard in need of shade. Interesting corky bark appears as the tree matures. This tree produces a small fruit enjoyed by many types of wildlife. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and does best in full sun. For maximum energy conservation, plant this excellent shade tree on the west or east side of your home.
50-60’h x 30-50’w. Full sun. Celtis occidentalis
River Birch – Single Stem:
What grows just as well along rivers as it does in your yard? The answer is this single stem tree. Borer beetles won’t appreciate this tree, but you will enjoy its yellow fall color and peeling, multi-colored bark. Save energy with this year-round beauty by planting on the west or east side of your home. Also makes a great addition to a rain garden.
50’h x 40’w. Full sun to part shade. Betula nigra
Swamp White Oak:
The thick leaves of this stately tree are dark green on the upper surface, and whitish on the under surface. Unlike other oaks, the dark brown bark of the branches and trunks peels away in ragged curls exposing the lighter colored bark beneath. It is hard to beat an oak tree for energy conservation and wildlife benefits.
60′ h x 50’w. Full sun. Quercus bicolor
Exclamation! London Planetree:
Be brave and give this zone 5 tree a chance. The dappled shade of this regal beauty will shine onto what this tree is most famous for; creamy yellow and tan multicolored bark. Shade and ornamental quality don’t always go together except when talking about this urban avenger.
50-75′ h x 40-60’w. Full sun. Platanus x acerfolia ‘Morton Circle’
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry:
Looking for an ornamental tree that’s compatible with your partial shade yard? Serviceberry is the one for you. This tree has profuse white flowers in early spring, delicious blue berries in early summer and amazing fall color. Serviceberry is a perfect focal point for any yard. Be sure to protect from rabbits in winter!
20′ h x 20’w. Full sun to part shade. Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’
A handsome, medium sized tree perfect for a partially shady yard. The ironwood has interesting bark characteristics and hop-like fruit that persist throughout the winter. This graceful tree has horizontal branching which evolves into a rounded shape when mature.
30′ h x 25′ w. Part shade to full sun. Oystra virginiana
As this medium sized tree grows it forms a graceful spreading canopy that gives excellent filtered shade to your yard. No need to worry about those annoying seed pods as this tree is a fruitless variety. The leaves emerge a bright yellow then mature to a bright green giving your sunny yard a burst of color during the summer and fall.
30-40′ h x 30-35′ w. Full sun. Gleditsia inermis
Yard Fruit Duo:
Everything tastes better when you grow it yourself! Take advantage of this fruit tree offering to create your own “urban farm.” The Mount Royal plum is a productive fruit tree perfect for our northern climates. The Sweet Cherry Pie cherry produces great fruit for pies, jams and jellies. Both require full sun and well drained soils and are self-fruitful, no second tree for pollination required! Please note you will receive one of each type of tree with this option (tree stock will be smaller than above described trees).
Mount Royal Plum: 12’h x 10’w. Full sun. Prunus ‘Mount Royal’.
Sweet Cherry Pie Cherry: 15’h x 12’w. Full sun. Prunus ‘Eubank’ PPAF.