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).
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Get Ready to Buy
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|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.
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.