Annual Arbor Day Tree Sale
Online ordering now open!
Trees will be sold by pre-order only.
Orders are due by April 27 or until sold out.
Limited quantities are available - order early
Having trouble ordering? Be sure to select 'Resident' in the Category drop-down menu under My Account > Update > Household and Member Information.
Tree pick up: Friday, April 28 between 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Tree pick up will be in the parking lot across from Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center
Tree Sale Rules
- Burnsville residents only - addresses will be checked during online purchase and you will need your ID at pick up. A maximum of two trees allowed per household.
- Items sold carry no guarantee.
- Trees are sold by pre-order only. Limited quantities are available.
- If possible, please bring a printed confirmation of your purchase to pick up your trees.
- 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? Check out our Native Plant Market.
|Tree||Mature Height, Spread||Soil ||Light ||Characteristics |
|Blue Beech||25' - 35' |
25' - 35'
|Well-drained, tolerates poorly drained||Full sun, partial sun, shade||Slow growing, stunning fall colors and blue-gray bark|
|Hackberry||40' - 60'|
40' - 50'
|Dry or moist||Full sun||Tolerant of harsh urban conditions, corky bark; host for butterfly larva and small berries|
|Moist, well drained, can tolerate dry ||Full sun, partial sun, shade||Fruits and small flowers, light brown-grayish shaggy bark.|
|Swamp White Oak||50' - 60'|
40' - 50'
|Moist, tolerates dry and clay soils||Full sun, partial sun||Host for a variety of pollinators. Acorns eaten by deer, turkey and other wildlife.|
How To Plant Your Tree
- Consider a long-term location for your tree with plenty of room for it to grow tall and wide
- Call Gopher State One-Call (651-454-0002) to have utilities marked before digging
- Untangle carefully and soak roots in water for 3 - 6 hours
- Dig a hole 2 - 3 times the diameter of the root ball, place your tree in the hole distributing roots evenly and fill the remaining hole with original soil - it's better to plant your tree too high than too deep
- Water your tree - for the first 3 - 5 years, it will need about 15 - 25 gallons of water per week
- Filling a 5 gallon bucket 3 - 5 times is a easy way to measure
- Watering bags or a soaker hose are also convenient watering methods
- You may skip watering if it rain more than one inch in a week
- No need to fertilize - certain fertilizers can do more harm than good to newly planted trees
- Use a plastic tree guard around the base of the trunk to prevent damage from rodents and mowers
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.
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 Brian Ulvin, City Forester, at 952-895-4508.