Shoppers peruse the selection at last year's Trees Atlanta Tree Sale.
Shoppers peruse the selection at last year’s Trees Atlanta Tree Sale.

The 14th Annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale is set for Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the organizations headquarters at 225 Chester Ave. in Reynoldstown.

Each October, Trees Atlanta offers more than 1,000 plants – including 200 species of trees, shrubs, native perennials, and tree-friendly vines – for purchase by the public. All proceeds benefit Atlanta neighborhood tree planting projects, helping Trees Atlanta volunteers plant approximately 2,000 trees each year.

This year’s sale will not only feature unusual and hard-to-find native and exotic trees, but also a selection of native trees, shrubs, and perennials that attract wildlife and pollinators such as birds, butterflies, and bees.

“Every dollar invested at the tree sale will not only buy you a great tree for your yard, it will also enable Trees Atlanta volunteers to plant shade trees in urban areas where they are needed most,” said Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta’s Co-Executive Director. “The annual sale is an essential part of making these plantings possible, so Atlanta citizens can enjoy a healthier environment.”

Levine encouraged shoppers to arrive early, since lines for the sale begin appearing around 7 a.m. and some of the trees sell out within minutes. Thee will be an extensive selection of oaks, ginkgos, hickories, hollies, dogwoods, redbuds, azaleas, hydrangeas, blueberries, and many more species and varieties.

The tree sale also gives plant lovers a chance to talk with experts about why each tree is unique, so that making the decision on which tree to buy becomes easier.

A complete list of trees and plants for sale will be available on And if a shopper wants a big tree but has a small car, Trees Atlanta can provide delivery, as well as planting assistance, within a limited area for a small fee.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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