Earth Day Yard Tree Sale

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. In addition, we will also be offering any trees left over from the Denver Digs distribution, beginning at 10:30AM on April 19th. Trees are available in limited quantities and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Earth Day Tree Sale will be held in conjunction with the Denver Digs Trees distributions:
 
AT City Park Greenhouse - 2500 E 23rd Ave
AND Sloan Lake Park Boathouse - 4700 W Byron Pl
ON Saturday, April 19th
FROM 9AM-12PM
 
Remaining trees will be sold at our extension sales at the City Park Greenhouse (address above)
 
ON Sunday, April 20th
From 1PM-4PM
 
and
 
ON Monday, April 21st
FROM 8AM-10AM

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.

 
 
Available Tree Species:
EARTH DAY YARD TREES
 
Honeycrisp Apple - $65
 
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 or crabapple variety).
Montmorency Cherry - $65
 
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.
Toka Plum - $65
 
The hardy Toka Plum features heavy crops of fruit with reddish-bronze skin and richly flavored, apricot-colored flesh.  This semi-dwarf European plum ripens in August and needs a cross pollinator in order to bear fruit.  Its mature height is 15-20 feet with a 15-20-foot spread.
Redhaven Peach - $65
 
The Red Haven Peach's firm, sweet fruits ripen in early August.  These red-skinned peaches have yellow smooth-textured flesh, resist browning, and are good for eating fresh and freezing.  The tree matures at 15-25 feet tall and will produce after 3-5 years.  It is self-fertile and a very productive, frost-hardy tree, requiring regular thinning.
Eastern Redbud - $65

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.
Cleveland Select Flowering Pear - $65
 
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.
Hot Wings Tatarian Maple - $65
 
This particular tree stands out from all the other Tatarian maples for six weeks every summer with its breath-taking scarlet red samaras (helicopters) contrasted against the rich green foliage, giving it an appearance of being in bloom. In the spring, clusters of yellow-white flowers cover the tree after the leaves appear. Fall leaf color transforms from orange-red on the outside of the tree to yellow in the middle. Hot wings also has strong branch unions, making it less prone to storm breakage than other Tatarian maples.
DENVER DIGS TREES- AVAILABILITY LIMITED AND NOT GUARANTEED
 
Bur Oak - $65
 
This long-lived, impressive oak can reach heights of 60-70 feet with a full canopy of equal width.  This fine specimen tree has lustrous green leaves, furrowed dark grey bark, and acorns with fringed caps.  The Bur Oak grows well in various soil types and tolerates city heat, pollutants, and drought once established. Its moderate growth rate can be increased with more frequent watering.
Skyline Honeylocust - $65
 
This popular honeylocust has a strong, straight trunk, upright spreading branches, and is broadly pyramidal. It is thornless and podless and prized for its hardiness in urban settings and drought. Growing 45 feet high and wide, the honeylocust's small leaflets cast a light shade and turn a golden yellow in autumn.
Kentucky Coffee Tree - $45
 
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 resilient tree can reach 50 feet tall and 35 feet wide, developing an oval to vase-shaped form.
Redmond American Linden - $45
 
This linden has a uniform, tightly pyramidal form and reaches roughly 55 feet in height and 25 feet in width at maturity. Its large heart-shaped leaves are glossy green in the summer and turn light yellow or green in the fall. Summertime yields drooping clusters of fragrant, creamy yellow flowers. Lindens perform best when planted in irrigated blue grass or with organic mulch. Use tree wrap to protect this tree's thin, young bark from winter sunscald.
Turkish Filbert - $45
 
A popular street tree in Europe, the Turkish Filbert has strong, broad pyramidal form and clean foliage. Once established, this hardy tree is tolerant of heat, cold, drought, and pollution. It grows to 45 feet with a 20-foot spread and has handsome dark green summer leaves, sometimes turning yellow to purple in the fall.
Western Hackberry - $45
 
A Colorado native, the drought- and urban-tolerant Western Hackberry is one of our most adaptable and hardy trees. It grows relatively rapidly to a height of 50-70 feet with a variable, often upright oval, shape. In early fall, its small fleshy fruit changes to dark red or black, attracting Cedar Waxwings and other birds throughout winter. Plant this tree to provide urban wildlife with food and shelter!
State Street Maple - $45
 
The State Street Maple reaches 40 feet tall and 30 feet wide with an upright oval shape.  It has large, glossy dark green leaves, corky bark in youth, and yellow fall color.  This maple also has excellent drought and cold tolerance.
Chanticleer Pear - $45
 
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 Chanticleer also has good fireblight resistance, is less susceptible to early freezes than other pear varieties, and features fruit only a half-inch wide.
Winter King Hawthorn - $45
 
Reaching 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide, this popular hawthorn has a wide vase shape.  The Winter King is an attractive tree with silver-gray bark that contrasts nicely with dark green, glossy leaves.  It features clusters of white flowers in late-May, golden autumn color with shades of red and purple, and spectacular fall/winter shows of persistent quarter-inch bright red fruits that attract birds.  Strong, angular lines of its branching pattern and sparse 1" thorns give it a bold appearance in the winter.
Spring Snow Crabapple - $45
 
This dense upright oval variety of crabapple will reach a height of 20-25 feet and a width of 15 feet. It is fruitless and has large, fragrant white blossoms in the springtime. The Spring Snow's bright green summer  foliage turns yellow in the fall, and it is moderately resistant to fireblight.

 

 

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