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Arbor Day Tree Sale

In celebration of Arbor Day, the City offers bare root trees at wholesale prices to residents.

About bare root trees

The trees are sold in bare root form. The average caliper size of these trees is 1 to 1.5 inches with an average height of 8 to 10 feet. These bare root trees do not meet newly constructed home landscape requirements of 2 inches. For best results these trees will need to be planted the same day they are picked up.

Call before you dig!

Have underground utilities located in your yard before you dig? Contact Gopher State One call at 651-454-0002 at least two working days in advance.

No refunds or replacements

The City does not assume responsibility for the successful transplanting of these trees. Weather conditions, methods of handling and aftercare govern the results. Trees will be sold with the understanding that if they arrive in good condition and are accepted, the city’s responsibility ceases. Therefore, we do not give out refunds or replace trees that fail. We do not give refunds for trees not picked up.

Placing an order

Price and availability

  • All trees are at a flat wholesale price of $49.00.
  • Trees are on a first order basis
  • Trees must be pre-paid
  • Limit 10 trees per Brooklyn Park household
  • 175 trees in total are available


Orders received after April 28, 2023 may not be accepted or filled, due to a limited supply.

Picking up your tree

Trees will be available for pick up Saturday May 6, 2023, 8-11 a.m.

Operations & Maintenance facility
8300 Noble Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

  • Bring your Arbor Day reminder post card, sales receipt or drivers license.
  • Bring a vehicle large enough to hold your purchase.
  • For best results these trees will need to be planted the same day they are picked up.

Tree options

Name Description Price with tax # Avalable
Apple, Honeycrisp Produces exceptionally crisp and juicy fruit. Flavor is sweet but right for eating, cooking, or baking. Fruit generally ripens red and in September. One of the University of Minnesota’s best apples. Not self-pollinating but is very resistant to apple scab.

Height: 10-14’, Spread: 8-10’
Foliage: Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone: 3-7, Exposure: Full Sun

Cherry, Evans Bali A self-pollinating compact fruit tree. During mid-spring it produces stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by an abundance of bright red cherries. Ideal for backyard orchards or attracting birds to your yard.

Height: 15-20’, Spread: 10-15’
Foliage: Green, Fall Foliage: Orange
Zone: 3-8, Exposure: Full Sun

Crabapple, Prairifire A showstopping ornamental fruit tree, this variety of crabapple is highly resistant to scab, rust, fire blight and Japanese beetles. Has an incredible display of fragrant, rich pink flowers in spring followed by purple fruit from fall through winter. Though technically edible, the fruit is usually beloved by songbirds. Self-pollinating and a good companion tree to cross-pollinate with other apples.

Height: 15-20’, Spread: 15-20’
Foliage: Green, Purple, Fall Color: Orange
Zone: 3-8, Exposure: Full Sun

Elm, Valleyforge An American favorite, this tree is fast growing and has an upright vase-like shape typical of elms, making it an ideal shade tree. Has excellent resistance to Dutch elm disease. Tolerates a wide range of soil types.

Height: 60-70’, Spread: 60-70’
Foliage: Dark Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone: 4-7, Exposure: Full Sun

Ginko, Autumn Gold An all-male cultivar, this ornamental tree produces no fruit. Rich emerald leaves turn to an outstanding golden color in the fall. Extremely adaptable to a range of soils and conditions. Slow growing but extremely hardy and long-lived. This tree should be considered a heritage tree as it can live well over 150 years old under ideal conditions.

Height: 40-50’, Spread: 25-30’
Foliage: Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone:3-8, Exposure: Full Sun

Honeylocust, Northern Acclaim low-maintenance selection. This tree is resistant to disease, pollution, and drought – making it highly adaptable to both suburban and urban spaces. Casts filtered shade and produces showy golden leaves in the autumn.

Height: 40-50’, Spread: 30-35’
Foliage: Bright Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone: 3-6, Exposure: Full Sun

Lilac, Ivory Silk A selection of Japanese Tree Lilac with a more compact, dense growth and prolific flowering habits than other cultivars. Though it prefers moist, well-draining soil, this tree is highly adaptable and tolerant of other conditions as well. Large creamy white flower clusters bloom in mid-June attract pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and more.

Height: 15-25’, Spread: 10-15’
Foliage: Green
Zone: 3-7, Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Linden, Boulevard Stunning shade tree with a strongly upright pyramidal form, clean habit, and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer. Good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Highly adaptable and tolerant of a variety of soils and conditions. The heart shaped leaves turn to vibrant golden color in the fall.

Height: 50-80’, Spread: 30-50’
Foliage: Dark Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone 2-8, Exposure: Full Sun

Maple, Fireball A hybrid of a red and silver maple. A great shade tree that has the best foliage qualities of its parentage – with noteworthy dark green elegant lacy leaves in the spring and summer, followed by a stunning fiery display in autumn. Extremely adaptable to a wide range of soil types.

Height: 40-50’, Spread: 30-40’,
Foliage: Green, Fall Foliage: Orange-Red, Red
Zone: 3-7, Exposure: Full Sun

Oak, Crimson Spire A beautiful hybrid chosen for its narrow growth habit. Dark green leaves turn to vibrant red in the autumn. Considered a heritage tree as it can live to be well over 100 years old. A good choice for attracting wildlife such as wood ducks, squirrels, deer, and turkey who favor the acorns this tree produces.

Height: 40-60’, Spread: 10-15’
Foliage: Dark Green, Fall Foliage: Red
Zone: 4-7, Exposure: Full Sun

Oak, Heritage A large growing and stately hybrid oak with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. This oak produces acorns.

Height: 50-60’, Spread 35-45’
Foliage: Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow/Green
Zone: 4-7, Exposure: Full Sun

River Birch, Heritage A fast-growing tree prized for its peeling bark. Has a higher resistance to the bronze birch borer. This ornamental and accent tree has an oval growth habit and provides filtered shade. Thrives in a wide range of soils.

Height: 40-50’, Spread: 30-35’
Foliage: Green, Fall Foliage: Yellow
Zone: 4-9, Exposure: Full Sun

Redbud, Northern A strain of redbud developed by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to survive Minnesota’s climate. Sought for its decorative properties this tree has interest year-round. Produces rose-pink to magenta flowers in early spring and has an orange hued bark that turns deep red with maturity. Resistant to deer but attracts songbirds and some insect pollinators.

Height: 20-30’, Spread: 15-20’
Foliage: Green; Fall Foliage: Green-Yellow
Zone: 2-4, Exposure: Partial Sun/Full Sun

Spruce, Norway The fastest growing of all the spruces. Develops strong graceful branches that are covered with dark green needles. Important habitat and food source for a variety of wildlife year-round. Aromatic – the needles of this spruce give off a distinctive “pine” scent with a hint of citrus. Ideal windbreaker. Resistant to pests and diseases and transplants well.

Height: 40-60’, Spread: 25-30’
Foliage: Green Year-Round
Zone: 3-7, Exposure: Full Sun



Greg Hoag