Monday, April 23, 2018

Earth Day Yard Tree Sale

WHAT:  Fruit & Yard Tree Extension Sale  -  Plant a tree in your yard to add color, shade, or edibles to your landscape...

WHEN:  Mon, April 23rd  8am-10am
City Park Greenhouse - 2500 E 23rd Ave (near the intersection of York St and E 23rd Ave, in the northwest corner of the park.)

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.

Prices: $45 for bareroot trees, $65 for balled & burlapped trees.  CASH and CHECK only.
Trees are available in limited quantities and sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  So 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.
See you there!
Sale Tree Species:

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 15-20 feet tall and is self-sterile, requiring a cross-pollinator (another apple variety or a crabapple).

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.

Stanley Plum - $65 - SOLD OUT
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.

Green Gage Plum - $65
Prunus domestica 'Green Gage'
This old world plum variety grows 8-12’ tall, producing a juicy and tender yellow-green fruit that has a rich flavor. Fruits ripen in August and are good for fresh eating, canning, desserts, and preserves. It is self-fertile, though yields a better crop when pollinated by another plum variety.

Anjou Pear - $65
Pyrus communis 'Anjou'
In September, the cold hardy and drought resistant Anjou Pear produces a green, subtly sweet, buttery fruit good for fresh eating, juicing, cooking, and canning. The tree matures to 12-18’ tall and requires a cross-pollinator of another pear variety to produce fruit. 
Hot Wings Tatarian Maple - $45 - SOLD OUT
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 resustant to storm breakage.

Cleveland Select Flowering Pear - $45 - SOLD OUT
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.

Eastern Redbud - $45 - SOLD OUT
Cercis canadensis
A beautiful and popular accent tree, The Eastern Redbud's purple-pink flowers appear all over the tree's branches and trunk in early spring. Surprisingly hardy, the redbud grows to 25 feet with a 20-foot spread, is somewhat shade tolerant, and has a yellow fall color. This tree is an understory species, shade tolerant, and does well in protected spaces. 

In addition to the tree species listed above, a small pool of unclaimed trees from the main Denver Digs Trees distribution will likely also be released for sale.  Species may include: Swamp White Oak, Western Hackberry, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Triumph Elm, Glenleven Littleleaf Linden, Imperial Honeylocust, Exclamation London Planetree, Red Horsechestnut, Robinson Crabapple, and Great Wall Japanese Tree Lilac.
Extension Sales: Contact our office to learn about additional sales of any remaining trees.

Individual donors are the single most important contributors to The Park People. They are at the root of each tree we plant and every project we undertake. The more you can give, the more The Park People can do. Plus, your contributions are tax deductible. 

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