ANNUAL TREE SALE - Order deadline is April 20. Pickup is May 5, 9:00am to 1:00pm at 2015 Van Dyke Street in Maplewood. Orders can be placed and donations to parks can be made online at: http://friendsoftheparks.org/annual-tree-sale/.
For additional information, contact Shirley Erstad at 612-703-9044.Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County is delighted to offer fifteen locally-grown, hardy selections of trees, shrubs, roses, and vines from Bailey Nurseries. To please the palate, we’re offering native American hazelnut, two different blueberries, a thornless blackberry that is equally at home in the garden or a container, a cherry tree, and a grape vine so you can REALLY eat locally—from your own yard or deck!New this year is a columnar serviceberry to fit smaller urban yards. Returning favorites include native Northern Pin Oak and native Ironwood, as well as the extremely fragrant ‘Miniature Snowflake’ mockorange with double white flowers.Our fragrant and hardy shrub rose, ‘High Voltage’ is a recurrent bloomer that will have buds and blooms when you pick it up, making it an excellent choice for a lovely Mother’s Day gift. The blue-white flowers of ‘Diamond Ball’ clematis are 4”-5” in diameter and bloom all summer long.Native White Fringetree, native Hackberry, and Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle round out our selections. We choose hardy plants based on size, shape, fragrance, interesting bark and fall color, drought and deer tolerance and look for flowers, seeds, nuts and berries to help our pollinating and feathered friends.Order for yourself, give a living gift to someone else, or donate to a park. We partner with over twenty cities in the metropolitan area to facilitate donations to parks. With the devastating effects of emerald ash borer taking a toll on our urban forest, your donation is incredibly important to help municipalities replace dead and dying ash trees.Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been promoting and protecting parks, trails, and open space for 33 years. Memberships and donations to parks are fully tax-deductible.