Tree Giveaways

UPDATE: AS OF 3/14/2022, ALL TREES AND SHRUBS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED FOR SPRING 2022 GIVEAWAY.

Please email Tessa.Murray@northbrook.il.us with your address if you would like to be emailed when trees are re-stocked for our next giveaway.

Plants come in one-gallon sized containers and are available first-come first-served while supplies last. 

Pickups will occur every Wednesday in April at the Public Works Center (655 Huehl Road) between 3:30-5:30pm.

Giveaway Plants: Frequently Asked Questions

See FAQ page here

Tree Planting Guide

See tree planting guide here. Always check that the location of where you are planting meets the needs of the tree, and that it will have enough space to grow to its fullest height and width extent as listed below.  

For further information and suggestions on planting the right tree for the right place, contact Mark Cacioppo at 847-664-4123 or mark.cacioppo@northbrook.il.us

TREES


 

Ohio Buckeye

 (OUT OF STOCK)

Sycamore

 (OUT OF STOCK)

Chinkapin Oak

 (OUT OF STOCK)


ohsycachinkapin

 

Tolerant to shade, flooded sites, and occasional drought

Requires wide median, tolerant to parkways and flooded sites

Tolerant to parkways, dry sites, and heavy clay soils

Soil Type

Well-drained moist

Moist

Dry - well-drained moist

 Light Exposure

Part sun – part shade

Full sun

Full sun

Max Height/ Width

50’ H 30’ W

60’ H 45’ W

50’ H 45’ W

Form

Round

Broad

Pyramidal

Growth Rate

Fast

Fast

Fast

Flower Color

White

Yellow flower cluster

Yellow flower cluster

Fruit

Nut

Pink, spherical

Acorn

Fall Color

Yellow

Yellow

Orange yellow











 

Sour Gum 

(OUT OF STOCK)

Persimmon

(OUT OF STOCK)

Sweet Bay Magnolia

(OUT OF STOCK) 

Bur Oak

(OUT OF STOCK) 


Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

(OUT OF STOCK) 

Yellow Birch
(OUT OF STOCK)

sourgumpersmagbur oakcornyb

 

Tolerant to parkways, occasional drought, or flooded sites

Requires wide median, tolerant to parkways and occasional drought

Requires protection from wind, tolerant to occasional flooding

Requires wide median, tolerant to parkways, flooding, and drought

Requires wide median, tolerant to dry sites, Chicago-hardy cultivar

Ideal screening tree, tolerant to occasional flooding and shady sites

Soil Type

Any soil type

Moist, well-drained

Not too wet, not too dry

Any soil type

Well-drained, alkaline

Not too wet, not too dry

 Light Exposure

Full sun– part shade

Full sun

Full sun – part shade

Full sun

Full sun – part shade

Full sun - part shade

Max Height/ Width

40’ H 30’ W

30’ H 20’ W

25’ H 20’ W

60’ H 60’ W

20’ H 20’ W

40’ H 30’ W

Form

Round

Narrow

Pyramidal

Broad

Shrub

Vase

Growth Rate

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Moderate

Slow

Fast

Flower Color

Green

Greenish white

White

Yellow flower cluster

Yellow

Yellow flower cluster

Fruit

Dark berries

Edible large orange berry

Clustered red

Acorn

Edible dark red fruits

Nut

Fall Color

Red

Yellow

Orange yellow

Yellow

Red purple

Yellow
SHRUBS




 

Pagoda Dogwood

(OUT OF STOCK)

Eastern Wahoo

(OUT OF STOCK)

Common Witchhazel

(OUT OF STOCK)

Eastern Redbud

(OUT OF STOCK)

Blue Beech

(OUT OF STOCK)


pagoda dogwahoocommon witchhredbudblue beech

 

Tolerance for occasional drought or flooded sites

Requires protection from wind, tolerant to flooded or heavy clay sites

Requires protection from wind, tolerant to parkways and heavy clay soils

Ideal screening shrub, requires protection from wind

Tolerant to dry or flooded soils and shady sites

Soil Type

Dry or well-drained, acidic

Not too wet, not too dry

Dry - well-drained moist

Dry

Any soil type

 Light Exposure

Part sun – full shade

Full sun – part shade

Part sun – full shade

Part sun – part shade

Full sun – full shade

Max Height/ Width

15’ H 15’ W

10’ H 10’ W

15’ H 15’ W

20’ H 15’ W

20’ H 20’ W

Form

Shrub

Shrub

Shrub

Shrub

Shrub

Growth Rate

Fast

Moderate

Slow

Fast

Moderate

Flower Color

White

Purple

Yellow

Pink

Yellow flower cluster

Fruit

Edible dark berry

Ornament-like pink berries

Nut

Flat, oblong legume

Samara cluster

Fall Color

Red purple

Red

Yellow

Yellow

Orange red