Arbor Day Tree Sale


2019 Arbor Day Tree Sale

New in 2019! Trees will be sold by pre-order only.
Orders are due by Friday, April 26 at noon.

Pre-Order Dates: Now - April 26 at noon | Order Online

Pick Up Date: Friday, April 26 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Pick Up Location: 75 Civic Center Parkway (across from City Hall)

Tree Sale Rules

  • The Burnsville Tree Sale is for Burnsville residents only (addresses will be checked during online purchase, and ID will be checked at pick up). A maximum of two trees allowed per household.
  • Items sold carry no guarantee.
  • Trees are sold by pre-order only. No walk-ups, please. Limited quantities are available. Order early to get the varieties you want. Online ordering instructions
  • If possible, please bring a printed confirmation of your purchase to pick up your trees. This will help staff at the sale.
  • Trees cannot be picked up at a later date. Unclaimed trees will be planted at the City's discretion.

Interested in native grasses, ferns, wildflowers and shrubs? These will be available at the Burnsville Native Plant Market.

2018 Arbor Day Tree Sale List

2019 Tree Sale Varieties Information Sheet (PDF) -- updated 4/16/19

For more information tree varieties or the Tree Sale, contact Dave Grommesch, City Forester, at 952-895-4508 or via email.

Shade Trees (mature height of 30 feet or greater):

  • American Yellowwood ($55) 
  • Ginkgo 'Princeton' ($60) 
  • Kentucky Coffeetree ($60)
  • Maple - 'Firefall' hybrid ($60)
  • Swamp White Oak ($45)
  • Boulevard Linden ($45)

Ornamental Trees (mature height around 30 feet or less):

  • Japanese Lilac ($45)
  • Redbud ($40) 
  • Serviceberry ($40)

Fruit Trees (mature height around 15 feet):

  • Apple 'Honeycrisp' ($25)
  • Apple 'Sweet Sixteen' ($25)

Tree Sale Tips

  • Prepare planting sites before attending the sale. Call Gopher State One-Call (651-454-0002) to have utilities marked before digging.
  • These are bare root trees - Plant immediately. Learn how to plant bare root shrubs and tree seedlings (PDF).
  • Arrive early for the best selection.
  • Try to determine what trees you want before the sale.
  • Protect trees against damage from deer and rodents until they are well established. Consider placing protection around them for the first few years.
  • Permits are required for planting within the boulevard/right-of-way.

Boulevard Trees Require Permit for Planting

Trees planted within the boulevard/right-of-way on your property (15 feet in from the curb) require a City permit prior to planting. Boulevard tree permits are free and help the City keep track of the City's boulevard tree population in the wake of the present Emerald Ash Borer threat. A permit is also required for property owners wishing to remove a tree in boulevard/right-of-way.

Residents are also reminded to make sure that any contractors hired to perform tree work must be licensed by the City. 

When considering planting locations within a boulevard area, make sure your tree or shrub WILL NOT:

  • Obstruct the sight lines of pedestrians or vehicles entering an intersection
  • Obstruct passage over sidewalks
  • Block road signs

For more information on requirements, licensed contractors or to obtain a permit application contact Dave Grommesch, City Forester, at 952-895-4508 or via email.