Annual Arbor Day Tree and Shrub Sale

The City’s annual tree and shrub sale offers you an opportunity to celebrate Arbor Day. Consider diversifying the species in your yard now that emerald ash borer has been found in Lakeville.

Pickup is on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Central Maintenance Facility (7570 179th Street West). This is the only day and time slot available for pickup. Bare root trees should be planted within two days of pick up.

  1. Order using an existing Parks & Recreation account user name and password, or
  2. Set up a new account
For more information about the tree and shrub sale, call 952-985-4600. For species selection, planting and tree care information, call the City Forester at 952-985-2724, or download a site selection chart for trees (PDF).

Orders must be received by Monday, April 1.

Shade Trees

Conifers (Evergreen Trees)

Ornamental Trees


  • Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa) - SOLD OUT
  • Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera) - SOLD OUT
  • Ninebark ‘Diabolo’ (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) - SOLD OUT
  • Red Twig Dogwood (Cornus sericea) - SOLD OUT
  • Serviceberry ‘Regent’ (Amelanchier alnifolia) - SOLD OUT
  • Trees and shrubs offered in bare root form at pickup are light weight and easy to transport. They should be kept in a cool place and planted within 1-2 days from pickup to ensure roots do not dry out. 
  • Trees and shrubs offered in pots (containers) require a bit more space to transport and should be “box” cut with a hand saw prior to planting. If they are kept in a cool spot and watered, they can be planted as time permits.
  • Not sure it’s worth buying a “smaller” tree instead of hiring a contractor to install a larger tree? Consider that for every inch in stem diameter, the tree will go through a year of transplant shock where it will only grow roots. Smaller diameter trees establish root systems and start growing taller/wider faster. In many cases because of their exceptional root systems, bare root trees can outgrow their “larger” tree counterparts simply due to the number of roots present at planting time and their ability to establish. 
  • All trees/shrubs reflect a savings off typical retail prices. 
  • Purchasers will be notified by mail confirming which trees and shrubs are reserved for them.
  • No room in your yard? Purchase a Kentucky coffeetree or Heritage oak and donate it to a City park.
  • Unlike a retail nursery, these trees/shrubs do not have a warranty.
  • Written planting instructions will be provided.
  • Call Gopher State One Call two full business days before you dig to get underground utilities marked: 651-454-0002
  • At this time, the City does not limit quantities of trees/shrubs sold per person and neighboring communities may participate in the program. 
  • Townhome associations are encouraged to participate to improve their species diversity.
  • Quantities offered for sale are limited and based on nursery availability. The City reserves the right to limit tree species selections to ensure the program is available to many residents.
You’re Invited - Earth Day Celebration
  • After you pick up your tree(s), plan to attend the City’s Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Maintenance Facility. Visit the Forestry booth for free shrub seedlings donated by Dakota Electric in honor of Arbor Day, and learn some “insider tips” from the City Forester on trees and how to handle emerald ash borer.
For more information about the Arbor Day Tree and Shrub sale, contact the City Forester at 952-985-2724.