Arbor Day Tree Sale

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In honor of Colorado Arbor Day, Forestry Services coordinates an a annual tree sale for the community. With the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in Longmont, planting new trees is more important than ever to grow the health and beauty of our urban forest.

The 2020 Spirit of Arbor Day Tree Sale is offered by pre-reserve purchase only from March 16 – April 10. All reserved trees will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 18 (more details below).

If you'd like to be notified when we have tree sales, please sign up for our Tree Sale email list >

Get Ready to Buy

  1. Make sure you have a WebTrac account. This is the system in which you'll reserve and pay for your 1 or 2 trees. It can take up to 24 hours for new accounts to be processed, so be prepared and have yours ready.
  2. Create your tree wish list. Use the Tree Selection information below to plan what trees you may want to purchase. Consider having some backup choices, in case your first choice is sold out.
  3. The sale opens on March 16. We usually sell out, so be prepared.

This sale is made possible in part by a generous donation from the Platte River Power Authority.

Tree Selection

A list of available trees and guidance to help with selection is below. You can also contact us for help with selection. Orders are limited to two trees per resident.

Deciduous Trees

Species Height x Width (ft) Flower Color  Fall Color  Additional Notes 
Bald Cypress 50 x 25  insignificant reddish-orange  tree loses its needles in winter; fibrous brown bark
Bur Oak 70 x 50  insignificant   russet-yellow-brown drought tolerant 
Chinkapin Oak 45 x 50  insignificant  orange-red-yellow-brown  great shade tree 
Eastern Redbud (multi-stem) 25 x 30  lavender-pink-purple  yellow  showy purple flowers before leaf out 
Eastern Redbud (tree form) 25 x 30  lavender-pink-purple  yellow  showy purple flowers before leaf out 
Haralred Apple 20 x 25  white   yellow  tart edible fruit
Honeycrisp Apple 15 x 15  white  yellow  sweet edible fruit 
Hotwings Tatarian Maple (multi-stem) 20 x 20  white clusters  yellow-orange-red  red samaras in summer 
Hotwings Tatarian Maple (tree form) 15 x 15  white clusters  yellow-orange-red  red samaras in summer 
Ivory Silk Lilac Tree 25 x 20  white clusters in early summer  yellow  showy flowers 
Kentucky Coffeetree 60 x 40  greenish-white clusters yellow  fruitless, no known insect and disease issues 
Londonplane Tree 70 x 60  insignificant   yellow  attractive exfoliating bark 
Motmorency Cherry 15 x 15 white  yellow-orange-red  tart red fruit 
Newport Plum 15 x 15  pink  purple  maroon-red foliage, small edible plums may develop 
Northern Catalpa  60 x 35  white  insignificant  large showy flowers as well as seed pods
Radiant Crabapple  25 x 25  pink  subtle  persistent red fruit 
Rainbow Pillar Serviceberry  20 x 10  white  orange-red  small berries 
Rocky Mountain Glow Maple 25 x 20  insignificant  yellow-orange-red  drought tolerant 
Royal Raindrops Crabapple 20 x 15  pinkish-red  bronze-orange-red  tiny red persistent fruit, purple cutleaf foliage 
Spring Snow Crabapple 25 x 20  white  yellow fruitless 
Turkish Filbert 50 x 40  insignificant  yellow  pyramidal form,edible nut liked by squirrels
Winter King Hawthorn  25 x 25  white  purple-red  profuse flower blooms, but occasionally has thorns 

Tree Pick Up

Reserved trees will be available for pick up at the City’s Sunset Campus, located at 7 South Sunset Street, on Saturday, April 18, from 8 am to 11 am. (There will be no onsite sales that day.) Your receipt/proof of purchase must be presented at the time of pick-up. Forestry staff will be on hand to direct vehicles, assist with loading trees, and answer any questions.

Deciduous trees are in 15 gallon pots and are 1.25 inches in diameter. Trees have an approximate height anywhere from 4 feet to 10 feet tall.

Tree Planting

Once you’ve picked up your tree and gotten it home, there are a few more steps you should take to ensure it will be around to enjoy for many years to come.

Proper planting and tips to help with the planting of trees (PDF)

Proper care of newly planted trees (PDF)

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