2016 Tree Fair Details:
WHEN: Saturday October 22, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bishop Park – on the basketball court, next to the Farmers Market with Free Parking!
WHAT: TREE SALE (5-8 foot tall trees, 3 gallon) $20 each
OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE TREE FAIR:
- Silent Auction
- Exhibit booths & kids craft booths
- Information on CTC Programs
- And, plants available for purchase from Picadilly Farm!
Here is the list of trees that will be available at this year’s Tree Fair. These trees were selected by the A-CC forester because they grow well here in Athens.
You may pre-order your trees by clicking the links below, or buy them the day of the sale (while supplies last).
TRIDENT MAPLE, ACER BUERGERIANUM ‘Aeryn’ is a popular small tree that grows rapidly to 35’.
The new ‘Aeryn’ cultivar was developed in the South for heat tolerance and its spectacular red, yellow and orange fall colors.
JAPANESE MAPLE, Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ is an airy, interesting tree and one of the hardiest Japanese Maples, with good sun tolerance. Burgundy leaves turn brilliant red in the fall. Slow grower to 20’ tall.
American Hornbeam, Carpinus Caroliniana is a small deciduous tree with a consistent, rounded shape, growing up to 50’ and features smooth greenish-gray bark and serrated leaves.
Cryptomeria, Crytomeria Japonica ‘Yoshino’ is a striking evergreen conifer with an open appearance and pyramidal shape that grows to 30-40 feet. Considered a good replacement for Leyland cypress.
Chinese Holly, Ilex Cornuta ‘Emily Brunner’ is an exceptional holly that maintains a tight pyramidal shape and grows to 20 feet, serving as a dense screen. Glossy deep green leaves, bright red berries.
Chinese Holly, Ilex Cornuta Attenuata ‘Fosteri’ Foster holly is a narrow conical species with narrow spine‐tipped leaves that grows to about 20 feet tall.
Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia Indica ‘Dynamite’ This new crepe myrtle cultivar features brilliantly red, long lasting flowers. Grows to 15-20’ tall; 10-15’ wide.
Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia ‘Tonto’ is a large, multi-trunked shrub or small tree that grows to 15’ tall, and features pink-red flowers in the summer. Tonto is a National Arboretum cultivar with cinnamon-colored bark.
Magnolia, Magnolia Grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ is a dwarf cultivar that grows to 25’ tall, 15’ wide with smaller, deep green leaves. Large, very fragrant creamy white blooms in summer. Attractive screen, can be espaliered.
Magnolia, Magnolia Virginiana ‘Jane’ is a small deciduous magnolia that grows to 15’ and features brilliant, clear pink flowers in late Spring, mostly ensuring that the flowers will not be nipped by early Spring frost.
Black Tupelo, Nyssa Sylvatica. The Black Tupelo is a native deciduous tree with consistently brilliant fall color, according to UGA horticulturist Michael Dirr. Grows up to two feet per year to a height of 50’.
Tea Olive, Osmanthus Fortunei ‘Fruitlandii’ is a large, evergreen shrub known as tea olive. that grows to 20’, and features lustrous green leaves and small white fragrant flowers that bloom in Fall.
Chinese Pistachio, Pistacia Chinensis is a tough small street tree that features brilliant fall color and grows to 35’. Adapted to urban environment. Umbrella-shaped canopy.
Cherry, Prunus caroliniana ‘Yoshino’ is a dense shrub with glossy evergreen foliage that grows up to 36’.
Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum is a deciduous conifer that is best used as a beautiful specimen tree. Leaves are fine textured. Golden fall color. Bald cypress is a swamp dweller, so it likes moist soils.
American Elm, Ulmus Americana ‘Princeton’ is a disease-resistant cultivar of the American Elm, once the most elegant and common street tree in the US until it was attacked by Dutch Elm disease in the mid-20th century. Known for its vase shape that made it so valuable as a street tree.
Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’ is a tough, fast-growing, multi-trunked small tree that blooms prolifically in the summer. Its spiky, purple flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Interesting alternative to crape myrtle. Grows to 15’ tall.
For more information on exhibiting, donating for the silent auction, or becoming a Tree Fair sponsor, contact Billy Paugh, Community Forestry Coordinator
or call the ACC Central Services at (706)613-3561.
Thanks to the following partners, sponsors, volunteers, and donors of door prizes past and present:
ACC Landscape Management Division
Community Tree Council
ACC Leisure Services
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
New Urban Forestry
Georgia Forestry Commission
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful