Earth Day Yard Tree Sale

** Please note our 2015 sale has already passed.  Stayed tuned for info on the next sale in spring of 2016**

Plant a tree in your yard to add color, shade, or edibles to your landscape!  The Park People's annual Earth Day Yard Tree Sale offers great deals and supports the hundreds of low-cost trees we distribute to Denver residents each year. Trees are available in limited quantities and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Note:
Yard trees must be planted on private property (not in the public right-of-way).  Planting along the street requires a site inspection and issuance of a City permit in advance.

 
 
 
See below for a sample of the species offered in 2015 - selection will vary in 2016!
Tree species were available in limited quantities; and sold on a first-come, first-served basis:
   
   
Stanley Plum - $65
Prunus domestica 'Stanley'
 
This popular European plum is an excellent producer, yielding large bluish-purple, tender fruits with sweet, juicy, yellow flesh.  Fruits ripen in early September and are good for fresh eating, drying, and canning.  This hardy, vigorous tree matures at 15-20 feet tall with a 15-30 foot spread.  It is self-fertile, though yields more heavily when pollinated by another plum variety.
Cleveland Select Flowering Pear - $65
Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'  (ornamental fruit)
 
Maturing to 30 feet tall and 15 feet wide, this pyramidal pear tree's compact form fits nicely into narrow spaces. It has profuse white flowers in the spring and glossy green foliage that turns reddish purple in the fall. The Cleveland Select also has good fireblight resistance, is less susceptible to early freezes than other pear varieties, and features fruit only a half-inch wide.
Robinson Crabapple - $45
Malus 'Robinson'
 
This beautiful, rapid growing ornamental tree reaches 25 feet tall with an upright spreading form of a similar width. The Robinson is known to be very disease resistant, and its pink blossoms are followed by a small (3/8”) red fruit that attracts birds.
   
Kentucky Coffee Tree - $65
Gymnocladus dioicus
 
While diminutive in its first years, this tree is full of visual interest. The Kentucky Coffee Tree is light, graceful, and airy, transforming into a picturesque, craggy tree in winter. Its double compound leaves emerge with a pink to purplish tinge, gradually changing to rich bluish green, and then yellow in fall.
This hardy and drought-tolerant tree can reach 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide, developing an oval to vase-shaped form.
American Hophornbeam - $45
Ostrya virginiana
 
Known also as Ironwood for its strong, dense wood, the American Hophornbeam grows in a pyramidal form reaching a rounded shape at 30-50 feet tall. A very attractive landscape tree, it develops decorative hop-like fruit clusters of small inflated pods each of which contains a hard nutlet. The
Hophornbeam’s attractive gray-brown bark forms vertical strips that exfoliate at the ends, while the trunk and main branches develop a muscle-like appearance.
   
Imperial Honeylocust - $45
Gleditsia triacathos inermis 'Impcole'
 
The drought tolerant and urban hardy Imperial Honeylocust is thornless and produces few pods. Growing 35 feet tall and wide, this compact, formal honeylocust features a rounded crown and wide branch angles that resist storm damage and create a horizontal spreading branch pattern. Its small green leaflets cast a dappled shade and turn yellow in autumn.
   

 

 

 
   

 

 

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