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Adopt-a-Tree Program from Northeast Nursery, Inc.The problem: Many cities and towns find it difficult to budget for replacement or new trees for their municipalities. Homeowners would like to replace old, damaged or missing trees near their homes or at a favorite public area in town.

Our solution: The Adopt-a-Tree Program allows residents to select and purchase a tree from Northeast Nursery at the wholesale price by using the city or town account. The selected tree will be cared for in our holding area until the city or town picks up or schedules delivery. The municipality is responsible for obtaining a dig safe permit and installing the tree at the agreed location. Usually, the homeowner is responsible for the initial care of the tree. Under state law, trees planted within 20 feet of a public roadway can be considered “public area” trees.

Specific guidelines and availability for the Adopt-a-Tree Program vary for each municipality. We suggest that you contact your local Tree Warden or Public Works Department for their participation in the program and for additional information. Northeast Nursery will hold only those trees that the municipality has agreed in advance to install.  Once you’re local Tree Warden has granted approval, we will be happy to assist you in your tree selection here at Northeast Nursery, Inc.

MASS RELEAF is a grant program available through the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in Massachusetts. If your town or city is looking for some additional funding click here to get information about MASS RELEAF.


We've listed common criteria that many cities and towns have adopted for tree selection:

  1. Tree must be tolerant of urban conditions, i.e. road salt, drought tolerance.
  2. Tree must be a minimum of 2” caliper (circumference of trunk measured 6” above top of root ball), and not exceed 3” in caliper size.
  3. Tree must be able to fit the site. The root ball of a 2” caliper tree is a minimum diameter of 24”. If the proposed planting site (i.e. sidewalk cutout) cannot accommodate this, alternative sized trees may be substituted with your town’s approval.
  4. Tree’s mature height and width must not interfere with overhead wires, street lights or restrict safety related visibility.  Below, you will find a partial list of popular trees and their approximate, mature height and width.
  5. Evergreens do not qualify as street trees.
  6. Varieties may vary at different times of the year. All trees offered and recommended carry our normal 90 day guarantee. Trees range in wholesale price from $200.00 to $350.00 each, f.o.b. Northeast Nursery.

Listed below are trees we typically carry that may meet your city or town selection criteria:

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Large Trees of 60’ or More Mature Height
Tulip Tree

Tulip Tree
Liriodendron tulipifera
A large, fast growing tree, native to the eastern U.S. It flowers in late spring to early summer. Flowers are large, yellow-green with an orange center, and their shape resembles that of a tulip.

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Zone: 5
Height: 60’
Spread: 30’
Shape: Oval
Foliage: Medium Green
Fall Color: Bright clear yellow
Flower: Yellow to greenish-yellow with orange center
Bloodgood London Planetree

Bloodgood London Planetree
Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood'
Reputed to be more resistant to anthracnose than the species. The naturally shedding bark creates a dappled brown and cream pattern that accentuates sunlight filtering through her foliage. This is a popular tree for malls, parks and shopping centers.

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Zone: 5
Height: 50'
Spread: 40'
Shape: Broadly pyramidal
Foliage: Large maple like, medium to dark green
Fall Color: Yellow
Pin Oak

Pin Oak
Quercus palustris
Pin Oak is a tree with a very distinctive growth habit. The strong central leader is maintained to the top. Branches are long, slender and horizontally layered, giving this larger tree an elegant appearance.

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Zone: 4
Height: 55'
Spread: 40'
Shape: Pyramidal with slender horizontal branches
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Rusty orange to red
Red Oak

Red Oak
Quercus Rubra
Red Oak is a large, fast growing, broad headed tree. The large leaves turn from a rich green to deep red in the fall.

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Zone: 4
Height: 50'
Spread: 45'
Shape: Rounded
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Red
Princeton Elm

Princeton Elm
Ulmus Americana ‘Princeton’
Originally selected in 1922 by William Flemer for its dense symmetrical upright form and dark green foliage, it has since proven to be one of the best American Elms for resisting the attack of Dutch Elm Disease.

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Zone: 4
Height: 65’
Spread: 50’
Shape: Upright vase shaped
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow
Village Green Zelkova

Village Green™ Zelkova
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'
This widely used cultivar is more upright and faster growing than the species. Foliage is very dense, dark green and presents a clean appearance.

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Zone: 5
Height: 40'
Spread: 40'
Shape: Vase shaped, rounded
Foliage: Deep green
Fall Color: Rusty Red

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Medium Trees of 40’ to 60’ Mature Height
October Glory Maple

October Glory® Maple
Acer rubrum ‘October Glory’
October Glory is a round headed selection which is the last cultivar to color in the fall. While it is less cold hardy than most cultivars, it seems to be better adapted to areas with mild winters and hot summer temperatures.

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Zone: 4b
Height: 40’
Spread: 35’
Shape: Broadly oval to round
Foliage: Medium green, glossy
Fall Color: Deep red to reddish purple
Red Maple

Red Sunset™ Maple
Acer rubrum 'Franksred'

The most highly rated and reliable of the Red Maple cultivars, Red Sunset has become the standard to which others are compared. Developed by J. Frank Schmidt, Jr., it's a vigorous growing tree with a strong and symmetrical branching pattern. Lustrous, glossy green summer foliage changes to brilliant shades of red and orange-red in the fall.

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Zone: 4
Height: 45'
Spread: 35'
Shape: Upright branching, oval
Foliage: Dark green, glossy
Fall Color: Brilliant orange-red to red
 Magyar Gingko

Magyar Ginkgo
Ginkgo biloba ‘Magyar’
Faster growing than ‘Princeton Sentry’ with a slightly broader form, this narrow, upright cultivar has an excellent form for use as an urban street tree.

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Zone: 4
Height: 55’
Spread: 25’
Shape: Narrowly pyramidal
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Bright yellow
Fruit: Seedless
Halka Honeylocust

Halka™ Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Christie’
Halka is rapidly becoming one of the favorite Honeylocust cultivars because of its vigorous growth, heavy caliper and symmetrical, full crown. Occasionally reported to produce seeds.

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Zone: 4
Height: 40’
Spread: 40’
Shape: Widely oval to round
Foliage: Fine textured, medium green
Fall Color: Yellowish
Shademaster Honeylocust

Shademaster® Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Shademaster’
Shademaster features upright ascending then spreading branches which produce an irregularly vase shaped form and a slightly rectangular outline. An excellent street tree, its upright branch structure lends itself to pruning for traffic clearance.

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Zone: 4
Height: 45’
Spread: 35’
Shape: Vase shaped to rectangular in outline
Foliage: Fine textured, medium green
Fall Color: Yellow
Skyline Honeylocust

Skyline® Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Skycole’
The most widely used Honeylocust cultivar. Its upright spreading branch angle, well behaved form and environmental tolerance make Skyline an ideal street tree in many situations.

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Zone: 4
Height: 45’
Spread: 35’
Shape: Broadly pyramidal
Foliage: Fine textured, medium green
Fall Color: Golden
Sunburst Honeylocust

Sunburst® Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Suncole’
Sunburst is used for its bright golden yellow, fine textured foliage. The new growth is always bright yellow which contrasts attractively with the darker yellow green interior foliage.

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Zone: 4
Height: 40’
Spread: 35’
Shape: Irregular, somewhat rectangular outline
Foliage: Bright yellow tip growth
Fall Color: Yellow-brown
Arisocrat Pear

Aristocrat® Pear
Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’
An outstanding pear selection with an unusual growth habit. Aristocrat has an open, informal appearance. Branch angles are wider than other pears, thus more resistant to storm damage. Highly rated by the Ohio Shade Tree Evaluation Project.

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Zone: 4b
Height: 40’
Spread: 28’
Shape: Pyramidal with open, spreading branches
Foliage: Narrow, dark green, glossy
Fall Color: Deep red
Flower: White
Chanticleer Pear

Chanticleer® Pear
Pyrus calleryana ‘Glen’s Form’
A densely growing, narrow selection suitable for street plantings. It is resistant to fire blight and much less susceptible to wind breakage than Bradford.

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Zone: 4
Height: 40’
Spread: 15’
Shape: Upright narrowly pyramidal
Foliage: Green, glossy
Fall Color: Reddish
Flower: White, in clusters
Littleleaf Linden

Greenspire® Linden
Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'
Greenspire is the standard of comparison among the Lindens. It has a strong central leader, very uniform branch arrangement and a symmetrical, pyramidal form.

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Zone: 4
Height: 40'
Spread: 30'
Shape: Pyramidal, symmetrical
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellowish
Green Vase Zelkova

Green Vase® Zelkova
Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’
A vigorous Zelkova selection, producing a taller more graceful tree than ‘Village Green’. Its finer textured foliage produces dappled shade.

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Zone: 5
Height: 45’
Spread: 30’
Shape: Vase shape, with upright arching branches
Foliage: Green
Fall Color: Orange

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Small Trees of 20’ to 40’ Mature Height
Hedge Maple

Hedge Maple
Acer campestre
A low maintenance, tough tree which adapts well to urban settings. Medium slow in growth rate and long lived. Attractive corky bark is striking in winter.

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Zone: 5
Height: 30’
Spread: 30’
Shape: Dense and rounded
Foliage: Dark green, glossy
Fall Color: Yellowish
Flame Maple

Flame Maple
Acer ginnala ‘Flame’
One of the hardiest trees available. Specimens are very interesting in form because of their spreading branch pattern. Flame is a seed source selection, chosen for improved form and consistent fall color.

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Zone: 2
Height: 20’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Low branched or multi-stemmed tree, rounded
Foliage: Medium green, fine texture
Fall Color: Brilliant orange-red to deep red
Allegheny Serviceberry

Allegheny Serviceberry
Amelanchier laevis
Grown both as tree form and multi-stem. It is a little taller, more upright, and more “tree-like” than most Amelanchier species.

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Zone: 4
Height: 25’
Spread: 15’
Shape: Upright oval, irregular
Foliage: Small, green
Fall Color: Orange
Flower: White, in clusters
Fruit: Edible, purplish blue, 3/8”
Donald Wyman Crabapple

Donald Wyman Crabapple
Malus ‘Donald Wyman’
Glossy clean foliage gives the tree a fresh appearance all summer. Small bright red fruit is among the most persistent of all crab apples.

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Zone: 4
Height: 20’
Spread: 24’
Shape: Rounded
Foliage: Green
Flower: White
Fruit: Red, 3/8”, persistent
Pink Spires Crabapple

Pink Spires Crabapple
Malus ‘Pink Spires’
Dense upright branching gives Pink Spires a symmetrical oval form. One of the earliest to flower and the bloom stage is longer lasting than most.

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Zone: 4
Height: 15’
Spread: 12’
Shape: Upright oval, narrow when young
Foliage: Reddish purple
Flower: Pink
Fruit: Maroon, ½”
Prairifire Crabapple

Prairiefire Crabapple
Malus ‘Prairiefire’
One of the best red leafed crabs, Prairiefire has impressive landscape impact. Attributes include long lasting bright red flowers, excellent red fruit, and attractive reddish bark.

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Zone: 4
Height: 20’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Upright, spreading, rounded
Foliage: Purple, becoming reddish green
Flower: Bright pinkish red
Fruit: Dark red, 3/8” – ½”
Spring Snow Crabapple

Spring Snow Crabapple
Malus ‘Spring Snow’
Featuring pure white flowers but no fruit, this is the crabapple to use in locations such as patios and courtyards where fruit would be objectionable. It flowers well on an annual basis.

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Zone: 4
Height: 25’
Spread: 22’
Shape: Dense, oval
Foliage: Medium green
Flower: White
Fruit: None
Newport Plum

Newport Plum
Prunus ‘Newport’
This hardy and widely used plum is quite adaptable and performs well in tough climates.

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Zone: 3
Height: 20’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Upright spreading, broadly oval to rounded
Foliage: Purple-red
Fall Color: Reddish
Flower: Light Pink
Snow Goose Cherry

SnowGoose Cherry
Prunus ‘Snow Goose’
Pure white flowers bloom before clean, bright green leaves unfold. Apparently resistant to common cherry foliage diseases, this strongly upright tree widens considerably with age.

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Zone: 5
Height: 20’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Upright when young, becoming wider
Foliage: Bright green
Fall Color: Orange
Flower: Pure white, single
Thundercloud Plum

Thundercloud Plum
Prunus cerasifera ‘Thundercloud’
Retains its deep purple foliage through the growing season. One of the best purple-leaved plums. It has maintained steady popularity since it was introduced in 1937.

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Zone: 5
Height: 20’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Upright spreading, dense, rounded
Foliage: Dark purple
Flower: Light pink
Sargent Cherry

Sargent Cherry
Prunus sargentii
Sargent displays some of the best fall color to be found among Cherries. It has nice mahogany colored bark and is harder than other Japanese Cherries.

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Zone: 4
Height: 30’
Spread: 30’
Shape: Upright spreading branches, rounded crown
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Bronze orange to orange-red
Flower: Single pink, in clusters
Royal Burgundy Cherry

Royal Burgundy Cherry
Prunus serrulata Royal Burgundy’
PP 6520
Royal Burgundy is a purple foliaged form of Kwanzan. Slightly slower growing, its flowers are a darker tint and its foliage is unique among cherries.

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Zone: 5
Height: 20’
Spread: 15’
Shape: Broadly vase shaped
Foliage: Deep purple
Fall Color: Bronze purple
Flower: Double, magenta-pink
Kwanzan Cherry

Kwanzan Cherry
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
Kwanzan’s large double pink flowers make it the showiest cherry in spring and account for its great popularity.

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Zone: 5
Height: 30’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Stiffly vase shaped
Foliage: Dark green
Fall Color: Bronze-orange to orange-red
Flower: Double, rosy, pink in clusters
Autumn Flowering Cherry

Autumn Flowering Cherry
Prunus subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’
Very unusual for its bloom. Flowers are produced in November and again in the spring. In mild climates it will bloom sporadically all winter. It has a delicate branch pattern which adds to its winter interest.

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Zone: 5
Height: 25’
Spread: 22’
Shape: Upright spreading with slender branches
Foliage: Medium green
Fall Color: Yellow to bronze
Flower: Semi-double to double, light pink
Canada Red Chokecherry

Canada Red Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana ‘Canada Red’
A very cold hardy tree, used for its foliage which changes from green in spring to dark purple as the weather warms, then intensifies to reddish in autumn.

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Zone: 2
Height: 25’
Spread: 20’
Shape: Upright spreading rounded
Foliage: Leaves emerge green. Turn purple in summer
Fall Color: Red to reddish purple
Flower: Small white, in long clusters
Yoshino Cherry

Yoshino Cherry
Prunus x yedoensis
Yoshino is the tree made famous by its outstanding blossom display at the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.

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Zone: 5
Height: 30’
Spread: 30’
Shape: Upright spreading branches, rounded crown
Foliage: Bright green, glossy
Fall Color: Yellow
Flower: Single light pink to white fragrant
New Bradford Pear

New Bradford® Pear
Pyrus calleryana ‘Holmford’
This cultivar is similar in appearance to the well known Bradford, but it seems to be less susceptible to storm damage.

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Zone: 5
Height: 35’
Spread: 30’
Shape: Broadly oval to rounded
Foliage: Green, glossy
Fall Color: Yellow to orange-red
Flower: White
Redspire Pear

Redspire Pear
Pyrus calleryana ‘Redspire’
A symmetrical shape and tight branching habit gives this tree a formal appearance. A good improvement over Bradford, as it stays smaller and narrower.

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Zone: 5
Height: 35’
Spread: 25’
Shape: Pyramidal, dense and symmetrical
Foliage: Medium green, glossy
Fall Color: Yellow to red
Flower: Abundant, white
Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Ivory silk® Japanese Tree Lilac
Syringa reticulate ‘Ivory Silk’
Large plumes of small white flowers smother its branches in early summer.

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Zone: 4
Height: 20’
Spread: 15’
Shape: Upright spreading becoming rounded
Foliage: Dark green
Flower: Creamy white panicles

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