The Spring Tree Sale was created as part of the City's Shade Tree Disease Program. In an effort to maintain the vitality of our community's urban forest, trees are sold at a discounted/bulk rate to residents. This helps supplement our environment and replace the many trees lost each year to infectious diseases such as Bur Oak Blight, Dutch Elm Disease, and Emerald Ash Borer.
Our Spring Tree Sale has Begun!
Orders are due Thursday, April 25. Tree quantities are limited. Orders are filled first come, first serve. Trees cost $50/each! Trees available this year include: the Variegated Maple, Valley Forge Elm, Northern Red Oak, Boulevard Linden, Common Hackberry, Superior Plum, Honeycrisp Apple, and the Canada Red Chokecherry. Tree pickup is Saturday, April 27 from 8-11 a.m. at the Park Barn, 303 West 6th Street.Click here to view the city catalog on CivicRec!
Order your trees today: in person at City Hall, online, or mail a check payable to the City of Monticello (505 Walnut St., Suite #1, Monticello, MN) with this order form!
Things to note about bare root trees prior to planting:
Call before you dig!
To prevent the tree from breaking its dormancy, you must keep it cool (ideally between 30 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit).
Keep your bare root tree moist in a bucket of water or the damp roots wrapped in a plastic bag.
Store the trees in your unheated garage or against the north side of your house.
Just before planting, inspect the roots and cut off any that are dead or broken.
If the roots feel dried out at all, submerge them in water for a couple of hours before planting.
Keep the roots in a bucket of water or wrapped in moist burlap until the tree is in the ground.