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Tree Sale
Tree2016 Tree Sale
Date:  Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time:   7 - 10 a.m. (or until all trees, shrubs and plants are sold)
Location:   75 Civic Center Parkway (across from City Hall)
  • The Burnsville Tree Sale is for Burnsville residents only (identification will be checked).
  • Items sold carry no guarantee.
  • The sale offers bare root trees with prices ranging from $20 to $35.
  • A maximum of two trees is allowed per household.

*Please note that native groundcover plants and shrubs will not be offered at the tree sale this year. Native plants will be available at the Burnsville Native Plant Market.

Information on tree species available for sale will be posted in late 2015 or
early 2016.

Tree Sale Tips:

  • Prepare planting sites before attending the sale. Call Gopher State One-Call (651-454-0002) to have utilities marked before digging. 
  • Learn how to plant bare root shrubs and tree seedlings by visiting this link.  
  • Arrive early for the best selection. 
  • Try to determine what trees, shrubs and plants you want before the sale.
  • Don’t plan on using a credit card. Only cash or checks are accepted at the sale. 
  • Plant bare root trees immediately. 
  • 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 have been licensed by the City. A list of Burnsville’s licensed tree contractors can be obtained by contacting the city forester. 

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

  • Obstruct the sightlines 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, Superintendent of Forestry at 952-895-4508 or .   

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