Tree Fair

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2017 Tree Fair Details: 

WHEN: Saturday October 7, 2017
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)

PRICES: All trees are $20 each (except for the Japanese Maples will be $30)


    • Silent Auction
    • Exhibit booths & kids craft booths
    • Information on CTC Programs
    • Plants available for purchase!


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).


JAPANESE MAPLE – Acer Palmatum ‘Seirya’ - Acer palmatum, commonly called Japanese Maple, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows to 10-25′ (infrequently to 40′) tall. It is native to Japan, Korea and China. General plant form is rounded to broad-rounded, often with low branching

Japanese maple ‘Seirya’

JAPANESE MAPLE – Acer Palmatum ’Coral bark’ - Acer palmatum, commonly called Japanese Maple, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows to 10-25′ (infrequently to 40′) tall. It is native to Japan, Korea and China. General plant form is rounded to broad-rounded, often with low branching

Japanese maple ‘Coral bark’

RED MAPLE – Acer rubrum ‘Brandywine’ - Acer rubrum, Red Maple ‘Brandywine’ is a male selection (seedless) is a medium-sized, deciduous tree that typically grows to 25′ tall over the first 12 years, eventually maturing over time to 35-50′ tall. Leaves (to 4 1/2” long) with 3-5 lobes are green above and glaucous green with a blue-gray bloom beneath. Fall color is a brilliant scarlet that gradually turns reddish-purple.

Red maple ‘Brandywine’

JAPANESE CEDAR – Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’ -  Cryptomeria japonica, commonly called Japanese cedar or sugi, is a slender, pyramidal, evergreen conifer with tiered horizontal branching that grows to a height of 30.00 to 40.00 feet, slightly pendulous at the tips. Japanese cedar is a monotypic genus unrelated to the true cedars

Cryptomeria ‘Radicans’

CRAPE MYRTLE ‘Sioux’ -  Height 13-20 Feet. With cold hardy Sioux Crape Myrtles your landscape will never have to be without color, especially in the summer when their dark pink flowers enter a continuous blooming cycle that lasts into the fall. You will be able to enjoy fragrant pink blooms for months. The flowers bloom in large clusters and have an attractive color that your family and neighbors will enjoy.

Crape myrtle ‘Sioux’

TULIP POPLAR Liriodendron tulipifera -  Liriodendron tulipifera, commonly called tulip tree or yellow poplar, is a large, stately, deciduous tree of eastern North America that typically grows 60-90′ (less frequently to 150’) tall with a pyramidal to broad conical habit

Tulip Poplar

MAGNOLIA – Magnolia grandiflora ‘Alta’ -  While most Southern Magnolias have a broad spreading, pyramidal shape, Alta® offers a more contained, denser form which can be attributed to its tight branching pattern. Growing to about 35’ tall, the small foliage brings a finer, more formal texture to the landscape, changing the perception of a traditional Southern Magnolia

Magnolia ‘Alta’

MAGNOLIA – Magnolia grandiflora ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’ -  Lustrous, leathery foliage is rich, dark green above and cinnamon brown underneath. Large, 5 to 6 inch creamy white flowers are exotically fragrant. A hardier magnolia that transplants well and does not lose as many leaves as other varieties, and exhibits better cold tolerance than others. Evergreen with a height of 20-30 feet.

Magnolia ‘Bracken’s Brown Beauty’

MAGNOLIA – Magnolia grandiflora ‘Claudia Wannamaker’ -  Growing to a height of 40 feet tall, ‘Claudia’ has proven over decades of use to be one of the best Southern Magnolias available. The brown back leaves are a nice dark green and smaller than those of a typical Magnolia grandiflora. The tree is floriferous from a young age and makes a nice early summer show of fragrant flowers. Introduced by the great Johnny Brailsford of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Magnolia ‘Claudia Wannamaker’

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.

Little Gem Magnolia

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’.


YOSHINO CHERRY – Okame’  Okame Cherry Blossoms are one of the first to bloom each spring. Just when you’ve had enough of the dreary winter, these trees produce their large, pink blooms to tell you that spring is just around the corner! Plant one as a specimen, or plant several together for an amazing show of early spring flowers, as well as colorful orange-bronze foliage in the fall. Height of 20-30 feet

Okame’ Cherry

WHITE OAK – Quercus alba  Quercus alba, commonly called white oak, is a large deciduous Missouri native tree of the white oak group. It typically occurs in dry upland slopes and ledges as well as lowland valleys and ravines throughout the State. White Oak grows to 50-80 feet and is a large shade tree, street tree or lawn tree. Needs a large space in which to grow.

White oak

SWAMP WHITE OAK – Quercus bicolor  Quercus bicolor, commonly called swamp white oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and a short trunk which typically grows at a moderate rate to a height of 50-60′ (sometimes larger). Leaves are dark, shiny green above and silvery white beneath, with 5-10 rounded lobes or blunt teeth along the margins. Fall color is yellow, but sometimes reddish purple.

Swamp white oak

NUTALL WHITE OAK – Quercus texana  With a height of up to 80 feet, Nutall Oak is a medium to large-sized tree with a rounded, open crown of spreading branches. Fruits September–October; acorns solitary or paired, dark brown, usually striped the length of the nut, 1 inch long, oblong; cup covering one-third to five-eighths of the nut, thin, hairy, sloping or stalked at the base, scales small and flattened. Acorns ripen in autumn of the second year.

Nuttall oak

NUTALL WHITE OAK – ‘Ruby Spring’  Ruby Spring™ is a colorful addition to the oak world. This selection is named for the exceptional purple-red hues produced on the new growth during the spring months. Even as the foliage ages to a dark green, the new growing tips keep producing red foliage which contrasts nicely against the deep green within. Ruby Spring™ goes yellow/bronze/gold before the leaves fall cleanly.

Nuttall oak ‘Ruby Spring’

WILLOW OAK – Quercus phellos   Willow Oak is considered by many to be the best street tree due to its fine texture, excellent upright-oval form, and proven adaptability and durability. Our Willow Oaks are trained and pruned from a young age to develop dense heads, clean trunks, and strong central leaders.

Willow Oak

NORTHERN RED OAK – Quercus rubra  Quercus rubra, commonly called red oak or northern red oak, is a medium sized, deciduous tree with a rounded to broad-spreading, often irregular crown. Typically grows at a moderate-to-fast rate to a height of 50-75′

Northern red oak

WEEPING WILLOW – Salix alba ‘Tristis’  ‘Tristis’ is a popular cultivar that is commonly sold as golden weeping willow in recognition of its bright golden yellow twigs and weeping form. Although its nomenclature is confused, it is considered to be one of the best of the weeping willows. It typically grows to 50-75’ tall with erect branching, an open rounded crown and pendulous golden branchlets that gracefully dip toward the ground.

Weeping Willow

ARBORVITAE – Thuja ‘Green Giant’  ‘Green Giant’ is a fast-growing arborvitae hybrid cultivar (T. plicata x T. standishii) that is often promoted as a disease-free substitute for Leland cypress, particularly in the southeastern U.S. Trees may grow to 40-60’ tall with a dense, narrow, pyramidal habit, but can be easily kept more compact by pruning for screens or hedges. In the proper environment, trees can add up to 3-4’ of growth per year

Thuja ‘Green Giant’

ARBORVITAE – Thuja ‘Blue Ice’  A conical conifer that has smooth, flaking reddish purple bark and upright, spirally arranged sprays of scalelike, aromatic, glaucous blue-gray leaves/needles that are flecked with white resin. It develops globular cones which are chocolate brown. Prefers full sun, and thrives especially well in somewhat hot, dry environments.Makes a wonderful medium to large specimen tree. Has beautiful silvery blue color all year round.

Thuja ‘Blue Ice’


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
ACC Stormwater
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
New Urban Forestry
Georgia Forestry Commission
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful