Due to the risks and restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 Arbor Day Fruit & Yard Tree Sale. We will advance our urban forestry work in a meaningful and impactful way this year while also prioritizing the well-being of our volunteers, program participants, and community friends. We wish you the best of luck with any planting endeavors this spring, and we will be gearing up to support Denverites with their planting efforts in the future! Click here for a 2021 Arbor Day Tree Sale reminder.
WHAT: Arbor Day Fruit & Yard Tree Sale - Shop the sale for highly discounted trees to plant in your yard. Add color, shade, or edibles to your landscape...
WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 2020 12pm-2pm CANCELLED
WHERE: City Park Greenhouse - 2500 E 23rd Ave (near the intersection of York St and E 23rd Ave, in the northwest corner of the park.)
Sloans Lake - 1700 N Sheridan Blvd (on the southwest corner of the park, at 17th Ave and Sheridan Blvd.
The Park People's annual tree sale offers highly discounted rates on trees with beautiful flowers, fruit, and fall color! By shopping this sale, not only are you getting a great deal, but you are also supporting the costs of the hundreds of trees Denver we distribute to residents each year through the Denver Digs Trees program.
Everyone is welcome... you do not have to live in Denver to shop the sale!
Prices: $45 for bareroot trees, $65 for balled & burlapped and container trees. CASH and CHECK only.
Trees are available in limited quantities and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive at the beginning for the best selection.
Fruit and 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.
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Sale Tree Species:
Semi-Dwarf Honeycrisp Apple - $65
Malus x domestica 'Honeycrisp'
In mid-September, the Honeycrisp Apple produces medium-sized fruits with coarse, cream-colored flesh, exceptionally crisp, juicy texture, and sweet/tart flavor. The apples are excellent for fresh eating and for cooking and store up to six months. The tree matures to 8-12 feet tall and is self-sterile, requiring a cross-pollinator (another apple or crabapple variety)
Montmorency Cherry - $65
Prunus cerasus 'Montmorency'
This vigorous cherry produces excellent fruit for pies, jams, and preserves. Its medium sized fruit has firm, yellow flesh with rich, tart, tangy flavor. The Montmorency Cherry is a self- fertile semi-dwarf tree that reaches 15-20 feet tall and 12-15 feet wide. The fruit is very crack resistant and ripens in mid-summer.
Reliance Peach - $65
Prunus persica 'Reliance'
Peaches were originally cultivated in Ancient China, first appearing in writings around 1000 BC. The reliance peach is renowned for its hardiness and high yields, maturing to a height of 25-30 feet and a similar spread. This variety is self-pollinated and after 3-5 years, yields the famous pink peach blossom in early spring and its even more famous fruit in late summer. It is highly frost-tolerant and requires regular thinning.
Elberta Peach - $65
Prunus persica 'Elberta'
The Elberta Peach’s fruit is ideal for eating, canning, freezing and jam making. The tree matures at 14 ft. tall forming a rounded crown with upwardly-reaching branches. This variety is self-pollinating and after 3-5 years, produces profuse, fragrant, pink blossoms in early-mid spring followed by its juicy, yellow fruit with a crimson flush in mid-late summer. Performs best with regular watering in well-drained soils.
Hot Wings Tatarian Maple - $45
Acer tataricum 'Gar Ann'
This tree produces breath-taking scarlet red samaras (helicopters) contrasting with the rich green foliage giving it an appearance of being in bloom. In the spring, blooms with clusters of yellow-white flowers appear and in fall, leaf color ranges from orange-red to yellow. Hot Wings also has strong branch unions making it resistant to storm breakage.
Cleveland Select Flowering Pear - $45
Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
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.
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry - $45
Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'
The Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry features a spreading, vase shaped growth habit, maturing at 15-25 feet tall with a similar spread. It has spectacular white flowers, edible fruit that attracts birds, purplish young leaves, and brilliant red fall color.
Extension Sales: Contact our office to learn about additional sales of any remaining trees.