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Annual low-cost tree and shrub sale begins March 1

Post Date:02/19/2020 4:46 pm

Issai Beautyberry featured in Plymouth's tree and shrub saleThe City of Plymouth annual low-cost tree and shrub sale begins Sunday, March 1. Orders will be accepted through Friday, May 1.

The sale features 10 varieties of trees, six shrubs and five fruit plants.

Get Help Choosing the Right Plants
Before placing an order online, residents can get help choosing the right trees, shrubs and fruit plants for their yard. City forestry staff will be available to offer advice and answer questions about this year’s plant selections at the following events.

  • Tree & Shrub Sale Preview – 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Plymouth Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Ave. N.
  • Discover Plymouth – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N.

About Plymouth’s Tree & Shrub Sale
Each year, Plymouth city staff selects plants that are well-adapted to local growing conditions and resistant to pests and diseases. They serve as good replacements for ash trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer or invasive species, such as buckthorn. They also provide food and shelter for pollinators, butterflies and other wildlife.

Most of the trees are 5-6 feet tall at the time of purchase and are bare-root, which means they do not have soil on the roots. Bare-root trees cost less, are easier to transport and have up to 200 percent more roots than the traditional balled and burlapped plants. They are also easy to plant. Evergreen species come in pots and are 2-3 feet tall, while shrubs are bare root and 2-3 feet tall.

More Information, Order Online
Tree and shrub orders will be available for pickup 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 8 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9 at the Plymouth Maintenance Facility. Leftover trees will be sold 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9 at the Maintenance Facility.

Trees and shrubs do not come with a warranty. Quantities are limited. For information on available plants and pricing, or to place an order, visit plymouthmn.gov/treesale.

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