15th Annual Tree Sale

For the 15th year, Branch Out Burlington! is offering bare-root trees at affordable prices. These trees are generally between 5-6 feet tall and branched, but check the descriptions below for a specific tree size on arrival. Please check your zone in the USDA plant hardiness zone map provided in the menu on the right before purchasing a tree.  Click on the tree images below for a larger view.  And new this year, there is a link to a more detailed description of each tree.     

Instructions for Tree Pickup

If you ordered a tree, it must be picked up at UVM Horticultural Research Center on Saturday April 30, 2022 between 9 am and 12:00 pm. If your last name begins with A-L, please pick up your tree between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  If your last name begins with M-Z, please pick up your tree between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.  No exceptions, all trees must be picked up on April 30th between these times or you will forfeit your tree(s). Click here for directions to the Horticultural Research Center.  For bare-root planting instructions,  click here or  click here for a video.  Questions? Please contact Kyle Albee by email at BOBtreesale@gmail.com or phone: 802 825 4505.  All orders are final, no refunds.

All trees have been sold.  Come back next year and order early!

Nannyberry – Viburnum lentago – Tree Form

Native to Vermont, Stunning creamy white snowball-like flowers in late May are followed by purple-black berries attracting birds. Leaves turn a beautiful purple-red in fall. Durable in many soils, has NOT been affected by Viburnum Leaf Beetle. Full sun or partial shade. Grows to a height and spread of 15-20 ft. Zone 2. 6 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . . 





Renaissance Oasis® Paper Birch – Betula papyrifera ‘Oenci’

Beautiful landscape addition.  Broad dense pyramidal form.  Drought tolerant.  Bark is a rich mahogany – reddish color turning bright white and flakes off.  Dark green leaves turn yellow in the fall.  Superior bronze birch resistant to borers.  Full to partial sun.  Grows to a height of 50-60 ft and a width of 30-40 ft. Zone 3.  5 ft. Price $65.   Read more . . .





Red Sunset® Maple – Acer rubrum ‘Franksred’

Green leaves in summer; brilliant red to orange color in fall. Fast growing and drought tolerant. Outstanding shade tree. Withstands strong winds.  Plant as a specimen or in a classic row.    Full sun.  Grows to a height of 40-50 ft and a width of 35-40 ft. Zone 4. 5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .




Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry – Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Autumn Brilliance’

Graceful tree for small spaces. Beautiful white flowers in early spring, followed by small red-purple edible fruit in summer. Bright red fall color.  Reaches mature size early. The fruit tastes like blueberries and can be made into jams and jellies. Birds will thank you! Plant in full sun to part shade.  Grows to a height of 20-25 ft and a width of 15-20 ft.  Zones 4-9. 5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .




Liberty Apple – Malus ‘Liberty’

Red skinned, high quality eating and cooking apple. Flesh crisp, juicy and sprightly. Early heavy bearer. Scab free and highly disease resistant. White flowers in spring. Requires a nearby pollinator of another apple or crabapple tree.  Grows to a height of 30-35 ft and a width of 20 ft.  Zones 4-8.  5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .




New this year Valley Forge American Elm – Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’

‘Valley Forge’ has been proven to be highly resistant to Dutch elm disease. Possesses the classic American elm tree shape, transplants easily, is fast growing and exhibits tolerance to salt, drought, poor soil conditions and air pollution. Full sun. Height and spread 60-70 ft. Zone 4.  5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .




New to Sale  Autumn Splendor Buckeye – Aesculus x arnoldiana ‘Autumn Splendor’ 

Striking new buckeye/horse chestnut. Flowers are yellow-red 6” spikes at the ends of branches, followed by fruits. Dark green shiny leaves turn vivid maroon-red in fall, bright enough to rival the best maples! Prefers moist fertile soils. No serious pest problems. Excellent shade or specimen tree, grows quickly once established. Grows to a height of 20-30 ft and a width of 25-30 ft. Zone 4. 5 ft  $65.00




MN (Minnesota) Strain Redbud – Cercis canadensis ‘Minnesota Strain’

Striking pink flowers in early spring before leaves appear. Gracefully ascending branches and a rounded shape. Heart shaped leaves emerge reddish turning to green.  Easy to grow and care for.  Does well in sun or part shade. Grows to a height of 20-30 ft and a width of 20-25 ft.  Zone 4. 6 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .





Mount Royal Plum – Prunus domestica ‘Mount Royal’

Blue European plum. Good eaten off the tree. Excellent for dessert, jam and preserves or drying. Tender juicy flesh; freestone. Showy fragrant blooms in early May, ripening date late August. Self-fruitful, additional pollinator tree not required. Grows to a height of 8-12 ft.  Zone 4. 5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .





Reliance Peach – Prunus persica ‘Reliance’

The hardiest yellow-fleshed freestone peach available. Medium sized, roundish, yellow-fleshed peach. Has a rather dull blush over green-yellow color. Flesh is bright yellow, rather soft and juicy. Self-fruitful, additional pollinator tree not required. Fragrant pink flowers in spring. Full sun.  Grows to a height of 15-20 ft.  Zone 4.  5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .




Lapins Cherry – Prunus avium ‘Lapins’ 

A big, beautiful dark mahogany red cherry. These are some of the largest and juiciest cherries that grow on trees. The sweet taste is wonderful for baking and cooking. Highly resistant to browning.  White flowers in late May, ripening late July to August. Prolific producer of cherries. Self-fruitful, additional pollinator tree not required. Grows to a height of 15-20 ft.  Zones 4-8.  5 ft. Price $65.  Read more . . .




Tree Gator This is a slow-release watering system for trees. It delivers 20 gallons of water directly to the roots of a newly planted tree with no run-off or evaporation, saving time, money, water and effort, while properly and efficiently watering your new tree. The tree gator needs to be filled once a week to provide enough water to support a tree. Price $25.

BOB Mugs  Toast to Branch Out Burlington! with a special mug handmade by Stuart Allen, 6th Grade New England Science Teacher/Potter.  Our organization works tirelessly to make Burlington and beyond a greener place with trees, and reduce the threat of climate change. All profits from these mugs go to further that mission. They are lead-free, and dishwasher and microwave safe. Drink from it with pride. This is a special offer as part of our tree sale. Glaze colors may vary among mugs.  Price $28.