The 2021 Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will be held on Saturday, May 1, from 9am-12pm. The City will be handing out a total of 200 trees, free to Oakdale residents.
This year's event will be a drive-thru event - with trees being handed out in the Walton Park parking lot off of 15th Street by the bandshell. Participants must have registered for a tree pick-up time in advance. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
Participants will also receive a free seed planting kit or pinecone birdfeeder kit - provided by the local Cub Scouts.
2021 Tree Varieties
The following trees will be available at this year's event. A limited number of each tree was available on a first come first served basis.
Showy Mountain Ash
This slow-growing, hardy, medium-sized tree has slender, spreading branches. Hop-like fruits add interest in late summer and the persistent brown leaves add winter interest. Good for street or lawn, it is tolerant of dry locations. 2008 GreatPlants® for the Great Plains Winter.
Height: 30-50', Spread: 25' Full Sun, Zone 3-9
This smaller ornamental tree is grown for its white flowers, handsome foliage, and showy red fruit. The hardiest of the species in this country, it is slow growing and resistant to disease.
Height: 20-25', Spread: 20' Full Sun, Zone 2-6
Swamp White Oak
Excellent in both wet and upland soils, this tree has a coarser, less deeply incised leaf than Q. alba, and acorns borne on 2-4" stalks. It shows good transplant success. Named a 1999 GreatPlants® for the Great Plains Award winner.
Height: 50-60', Spread: 40-50' Full Sun, Zone 3-9
An early season apple that is crisp and juicy with an above average sweet tart flavor. Stores well after being picked in late August in the Midwest.