Fall 2022 Tree Sale

Purchase your fall tree from the Springfield Parks Foundation

The Springfield Parks Foundation is happy to announce our Fall 2022 Tree Sale. 

For a donation of $150 to the Springfield Parks Foundation, you can have a tree to plant on your own property or you can donate the tree back to the Springfield Parks Foundation to be planted in the Springfield area parks. 

We have been very pleased with the trees from Forrest Keeling for our first 3 tree sales.  To ensure we continue to provide the highest quality trees,  we will continue with this vendor.  Unfortunately, their selection this fall is a little smaller with trees that will grow quite large.  Please be assured that you (or the park) will receive quality, healthy trees.

Please take special note of the size that the trees can grow to determine if the trees are right for your property.  


Trees for sale this Fall include:

Tree Dimensions Purpose Description
Swamp White Oak
(Quercus bicolor)
 Height: 50'–60' 
 This oak species attracts a variety of birds


This tree produces fall color in shades of yellow, bronze and red-purple. It features dark green deciduous leaves that are 3" to 7" long with a leathery texture. This tree yields oblong acorns in pairs, each approximately 1" in length. It also grows in a rounded shape.  
Scarlet Oak
(Quercus coccinea)
Height: 60'–80'  
Spread: 40'–50' 
Scarlet oak acorns are an important food source for many large songbirds, wild turkeys, grouse, squirrels and white-tailed deer.  This tree provides brilliant red fall color that extends well into winter, making an excellent splash against the white snow. The tree features leaves that are 4"-7" long with 7 narrow, bristle-tipped lobes separated by deep sinuses. This tree yields acorns that are 1/2"-1" in length and enclosed by a bowl-like, scaly cup. And especially large crop is produced every 3-5 years
Bur Oak
(Quercus macrocarpa)
Height: 70'-80'
Spread: 80' 
 Bur oak acorns are the preferred food for wood ducks, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, rabbits, mice, squirrels and other rodents. This tree offers dense shade. This tree tolerates pollution and heat stress. It features alternating leaves that are 6"-12" long with 5-9 lobes separated half way down by a pair of particularly deep sinuses. The tree yield acorns that are larger than most others, with conspicuously fringed cap that extends half way down the nut. It lives for more than 200-300 years.  
Nuttail Oak
(Quercus texana)
 Height: 40'-60'
Spread: 35'-50'
This tree is one of the most well-adapted oaks for general landscape use. It grows quickly and develops good branching. It is well suited for urban and suburban spaces.     This tree produces fall color that changes from yellow to orange to red. It features lustrous, dark green deciduous leaves that are 4"-9" long with deep lobes and wide, rounded sinuses. This tree yields oblong acorns that are 3/4" to 1 1/4" long with a turbinate (bumpy) cap. 
Schuettei Oak
(Quercus x schuettei)
Height: 50'-70'
Spread: 40'-60' 
 A medium shade tree for moist landscape areas.  Fall color is a yellowish-brown, sometimes tinged with red. Glossy green leaves have about 10 rounded lobes with deep center sinuses often extending nearly to the midrib. Rounded acorns are partially enclosed within scaly hairy beige cups that enclose about 1/2 to 3/4 of the acorn. Acorns are abundant and an excellent source of food for wildlife. 
River Birch
(Betula nigra)
Height: 40'-70'
Spread: 40'-60' 
The catkins of the River Birch are used by redpolls and pine siskins. The foliage is eaten by deer and other browsers. The small but plentiful seeds are appreciated by a wide range of songbirds. This tree features glossy green leaves that are 2"-3" long and somewhat triangular. It produced brown and green catkins in April and May. It yields a large number of tiny nutlets after female catkins mature (typically in May and June). The tree develops a cinnamon-colored bark that curls and peels.   
Donation to the Springfield
Park District
Your donations will help re-populate our Springfield area parks with trees     

All information about the trees is from the Arbor Day Foundation and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Fall is the best time to purchase and plant trees.  The time of year gives the trees a chance to take root, benefit from the water in the snow and be ready to grow up strong come Springtime.  

Each year, a number of trees have to be removed from our Springfield area parks.  Your donation to the Parks Foundation helps to build our urban canopy and replace these trees in our Springfield area parks.  

All purchases must be made by Friday, September 30, 2022.


The tree size at time of purchase are 5 to 6' in height and 1" in width in a 15 gallon bucket.  Arrangements to pick up any trees that are purchased for personal use are anticipated to arrive in Late October. 

Please pay attention to how large these trees can grow before making a decision if they are right for your property.