Story City Trees Forever will be holding their 17th Annual Tree Sale at the former Lone Tree Nursery Site this Saturday April 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

Each tree will be priced at $40 (a small portion of the actual value) and sold on a first come basis with two per household limit until 11 a.m. After 11 a.m. you may purchase additional trees until all are sold.

All trees must be planted within the City Limits of Story City, either on private property or city property. Anyone wanting to plant on city property (area outside of the sidewalk) will need to obtain a permit at least one week prior to planting time; permits are free and available at city hall. The reason for the permits being required is to give the City time to check for underground utility locations prior to the tree being planted.

This project is being made possible through a grant from Black Hills Energy Company, matching funds from the City of Story City and administrated through the Trees Forever Organization.

Once again this year a large variety of trees, large, medium and small as listed below will be available for sale.

LARGE TREES: (generally larger than 40’ in height at maturity). Regal Prince Oak, Majestic Skies Oak, Fall Fiesta Maple, Northwood Maple, Scarlet Jewel Maple, Princeton Elm, Accolade Elm, Skyline Honey Locust, Korean Mountain Ash and Kentucky Coffee.

MEDIUM TREES: (generally between 20’ and 40’ in height at maturity). Blue Beech, Merrill Magnolia, Red Bud Tree and Red Bud Clump, Amur Maackia, Copper Curls Lilac.

SMALL TREES: (generally smaller than 20’ in height at maturity). Hot Wings Maple, White Fringe Tree Clump, Korean Maple, Red Jewel Crab Apple and Purple Prince Crab Apple.

—submitted by Mike Jensen, Story City Trees Forever