17th Annual Tree Sale

We are thrilled to announce the 17th year of Branch Out Burlington!’s Tree Sale, offering affordable bare-root trees to enhance your green spaces. These trees, typically 5-6 feet tall and well-branched, are perfect for enriching your local environment. Please refer to the descriptions below for specific details on each tree’s size upon arrival.

Important Information:

  1. USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Check: Before making a purchase, please verify your zone using the USDA plant hardiness zone map provided on the right side of our menu.
  2. Tree Pickup Details: If you’ve placed an order, tree pickup is scheduled at the UVM Horticultural Research Center on Saturday, April 27, 2024, between 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 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. Further instructions will be provided through email as the pickup date approaches. Click here for directions to the Horticultural Research Center.
  3. Payment and Order Confirmation: All orders are processed through PayPal, accepting Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Save a copy of your order as a reference. Please note that all orders are final, and refunds will not be issued.
  4. Contact Information: For any questions or clarifications, reach out to Kyle Albee via email at BOBtreesale@gmail.com or by phone at 802-825-4505.

Helpful Resources:

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.

Cully Heritage® River Birch – Betula nigra ‘Cully’

Easily grown in full sun to part shade. A native species. Good alternative for underplanting green or white ash trees.  River birch is perhaps the most culturally adaptable and this variety has improved tolerance to heat.  Prefers moist, acidic, fertile soils including semi-aquatic conditions, but also tolerates drier soils. Height of 30–40 ft. Width of 25–35 ft. Zone: 4-9.  Read more . . .


Breathtaking bloom of a Red Splendor Crabapple tree, adorned with vibrant red flowers in a stunning spring displayRed Splendor Crabapple – Malus ‘Red Splendor’

Beautiful rose-pink flowers open in springtime. Litter is not a problem with this crab, as the small bright red fruit never falls. The fruit makes excellent food for wildlife. Highly favored by birds. The foliage is glossy reddish-green, turning reddish-purple in fall. Exposure: Full Sun. Height: 15-25 ft. Width: 20 ft. Zone: 3.  Read more . . .


Ripe cherries from a First Editions® Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry tree (Prunus 'Eubank'), showcasing the delectable harvest of this fruit-bearing ornamental treeFirst Editions® Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry – Prunus ‘Eubank’
Sweet Cherry Pie™ Cherry is a compact tree that makes it perfect for the home garden or a small orchard. The fruit is a sour pie cherry with the sweetest taste. Although not quite for fresh eating like a ‘Bing,’ Sweet Cherry Pie™ cherries are fantastic for jams, jellies, and pies. Full Sun. Shape: Upright spreading Height: 15 ft. Width: 12 ft. Zone: 4. Read more . . . 


Northwood Maple Acer rubrum ‘Northwood’

Has a rounded to oval crown with branches that ascend at about a 45-degree angle. Optimum growth, as with all red maples, will occur in moist, slightly acidic soil in full sun.Orange – red fall foliage. Height 40-60 ft. Width of 25-40 ft. Zone: 3.  Read more . . .


Nannyberry – Viburnum lentago Tree Form

The Nannyberry, a versatile native deciduous tree or shrub. Late May showcases its elegant creamy white flowers, transitioning into purple-black berries that attract birds. The glossy dark green leaves transform into a stunning purple-red in fall, providing a vibrant touch. Resilient to deer browsing and adaptable to various soils, the Nannyberry is a resilient and attractive addition, suitable for diverse landscapes. Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Foliage: Glossy dark green leaves. Fall Foliage: Purple-red. Height 15-20ft. Width of 15–20 ft. Zone: 3-7.  Read more . . .


Photograph capturing the Majestic Skies Northern Pin Oak, showcasing its elegant branching structure and vibrant foliage against a backdrop of a dramatic sky

Northern Pin Oak – Quercus ellipsoidalis ‘Bailskies’

Majestic Skies™ is a distinct improvement over the species with straighter branching and a more symmetrical shape. The foliage emerges red in spring and is more substantial and darker green than the species. Excellent red fall color. Northern pin oaks prefer to grow in full sun with deep, well-drained soil. Shape: Conical in youth, maturing to broad oval. Exposure: full Sun. Foliage: thick glossy green. Fall Foliage: red foliage. Height: 50-60 ft. Width: 45 ft. Zone: 4. Read more . . .


Robin Hill Serviceberry – Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’

A good tree for small spaces. Pink buds open to delicate pink flowers each spring and cover this small tree. Small edible red-purple berries attract birds. The blue-green leaves turn shades of yellow and red in the fall. An excellent choice for woodland gardens, naturalized settings, and as a specimen in the landscape. Full Sun to part shade. Height of 20-25 ft. Width of 12-15 ft. Zone: 4.  Read more . . .


Sweet Sixteen Apple Malus ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Medium-sized red striped apple with crisp, juicy texture. Excellent sweet tasting, with a richly complex flavor. Good for snacking, fruit salads or as a dessert apple. Tolerates average garden soils, but unamended heavy clay soils which waterlog easily and drain poorly should be avoided.  Full Sun. Height: 20 ft. Width: 20 ft. Zone: 4. Read more . . .


Valley Forge Elm –  Ulmus americana ‘Valley Forge’

Majestic tree. Plant one, or a row. Proven to be highly resistant to Dutch elm disease. Possesses the classic American elm tree shape. Transplants easily; is fast growing. Once established, it exhibits tolerance to drought, wet sites, and poor soil conditions. Full Sun. Height:  60-70 ft. Width: 60-70 ft. Zone: 4.  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. Height of 15-20 ft. Width 15ft. Zone: 4.  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. Height of 8-12 ft. Width 10ft. Zone: 4-7. Read more . . .

Patten Pear – Pyrus Patten &
Summer Crisp Pear – Prunus persica ‘Summer Crisp’

Sold together as each pear tree pollinates the other. White flowers in early May. Both pears have excellent eating quality. Summer Crisp ripens mid to late August; Patten ripens late September. Harvest Summer Crisp when still green with red blush to be eaten or stored for up to two months in a cool location. Patten should be picked about 1 week before ripe and allowed to ripen in cool storage. Sun: Full Height: 15ft. Width: 12ft. Zone: 4.  Read more . . .