Parks and Forestry Overview |
Trees for Sale
Ferndale residents may place tree orders at the DPW
field office (City Yard), 521 E. Cambourne. Tree diameters are
between 1 to 2 inches. Trees are ordered wholesale from a licensed
nursery and come with a one-year warranty if planted by DPW. Price
for any variety offered is $125.
If purchased for the public right-of way (between
the sidewalk and curb), DPW will plant the tree at no additional
cost. If purchased for private property, DPW will deliver the tree
for planting. Trees are ordered in September and planted/delivered
as soon as possible.
American Hornbeam: Smooth gray bark often with a
crooked trunk. Often called musclewood because of the trunk’s sinewy
tendon like appearance. It is slow growing with bluish green leaves
that turn yellow orange to deep red in fall. 30’H x 25’W.
Japanese Tree Lilac: Oval to rounded crown with
spreading branches. It is selected for its small size and vigor,
excellent for planting under utility lines and along streets. 6-10"
clusters of creamy white flowers emerge in late spring. Very showy!
25’H x 20’W
Heritage River Birch: Conical-spreading, single
trunk or clump form. Tolerant of bronze birch borer. Cream
colored peeling bark remains throughout the seasons. Glossy green
leaves turn yellow in the fall.
40’H x 30’W
Hackberry: This is a large stately looking tree,
excellent for street plantings. It has a broad rounded crown with
leathery, deep green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. It
tolerates alkaline soil, air pollution, salt and drought. 50’H x
Skyline Honeylocust: This fast growing tree is broad
oval to pyramidal. It is a good street tree which turf will thrive
under. 65H x 55’W
Tuliptree: A large tree for large-scale projects.
Conical to oval. The mature tree has green-yellow tulip like flowers
in late spring, usually high atop the tree. The foliage is bright
green, changing to golden yellow fall. The thin bark is easily
damaged. 80’H x 40’W
Glenleven Littleleaf Linden: Conical, nearly
symmetrical, selected for its vigor and improved branching habit. It
is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but sensitive to drought and
salt. 60’H x 40’W
Green Vase Japanese Zelkova: This fast
growing, graceful tree is broad, vase shaped with a rounded outline.
It is a suitable replacement for the American Elm, tolerant of urban
conditions. It’s bright green leaves turn bronze-red in the fall.
65’H x 50’W.
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