MANASQUAN RESIDENT TREE BUYING PROGRAM SPRING 2024

Manasquan is a gem of a town where a thriving downtown meets a world-class beach. In between are charming tree-lined streets and the heart of Manasquan.
In order to ensure shade for generations to come, the Shade Tree Commission runs this tree buying program to make it as easy as possible for residents to get trees planted.

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

-Warren Buffett

HOW IT WORKS:

$385/tree

  • Trees are roughly 10 - 12' tall (2.5" caliper)
  • Price includes professional delivery & installation anywhere on your property
  • Trees are guaranteed for 1 year
  • Residents may order as many trees for as desired
  • See tree descriptions below to help pick the perfect tree(s) for your property
  • Planting location(s) will be informed by borough-provided Utility Mark-Outs to ensure nothing is planted by gas or water lines
  • Trees are supplied and planted by FERNBROOK NURSERY of Bordentown, NJ
  • Participating residents will make payment directly to Fernbrook Nursery on the day of planting(s). Please make checks payable to "FERNBROOK NURSERY"

KEEP SCROLLING DOWN TO SEE TREE SPECIES AVAILABLE

ORDERS DUE BY FRIDAY MARCH 29th

PLANTING SCHEDULED FOR MID APRIL

You will receive an email when we have an exact planting date

TREE SPECIES OFFERED:

  • SHADE $385/ea
  • Meuhlengergii Oak
  • Bloodgood London Plane
  • SHADE (only grow to roughly 40 feet) $385/ea
  • Kentucky Coffee
  • Greenspire Linden
  • NARROW / UPRIGHT SHADE TREE (for tight spaces) $385/ea
  • Armstrong Maple
  • ORNAMENTAL FLOWERING $385/ea
  • Merlot Redbud
  • Ivory Silk Lilac
  • Fragrant Snowbell
  • EVERGREEN $270/ea
  • Techny Arborvitea 6-7'
  • Juniper 'Hollywood' 5-6'
  • Emerald Sentinel Juniper 6-7' $325/ea

SHADE TREES

London Plane 'bloodgood'

  • Mature Height: 60 Feet
  • Mature Spread: 35 - 40 Feet

Bloodgood planetree, a selection of the tough London planetree that is widely planted in urban areas, is a large shade tree with a broad open crown and bark that exfoliates to reveal patches that may be creamy white, yellow, or olive-colored. The signature ornamental feature of this huge tree is its brown bark, which exfoliates in irregular pieces to reveal creamy white inner bark. 'Bloodgood' has dark green foliage and is reported to have some resistance to the problematic anthracnose disease of sycamores.

Meuhlengergii Oak

Mature Height: 50 - 60 Feet

Mature Spread: 35 - 40 Feet

Quercus muehlenbergii, commonly called Chinkapin (or Chinquapin) oak, is a medium sized deciduous oak of the white oak group that typically grows 40-60’ tall with an open globular crown. It is native to central and eastern North America. Fruits are small oval acorns (to 3/4” long), with scaly cups that extend to approximately 1/2 the acorn length. Acorns are valued food for a variety of wildlife. Narrow, oblong-lanceolate, shiny green leaves (4-7” long) have coarse marginal teeth. Leaves somewhat resemble the leaves of chestnut (Castanea) whose nut is sometimes called a chinquapin, hence the common name of this oak whose acorn is sweet and edible. Also sometimes commonly called yellow chestnut oak. Fall color is variable, but usually undistinguished shades of yellow and brown.

Greenspire Linden

Mature Height: 50 - 60 Feet

Mature Spread: 50 - 60 Feet

Greenspire™ linden is a magnificent shade tree with a strong, spire-like shape throughout its life and fragrant yellow flowers in early summer when few trees bloom. It is very tidy and low-maintenance, adaptable, and makes an excellent lawn or street specimen, or by a pool or deck. Greenspire linden has dark green foliage throughout the season. The heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding gold in the fall. It features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers with tan bracts hanging below the branches in early summer.

KENTUCKY COFFEE

Mature Height: 40 feet

Mature Width: 40 feet

Kentucky coffeetree is a unique tree with large, woody pods and very large leaves made up of smaller leaflets. Its common name refers to the use of the pods by early settlers as a coffee substitute. With its bold form, contorted branching, unique bark and decorative clusters of large pods rattling in the wind, Kentucky coffeetree is an exceptional winter ornamental. Leaves emerge in late spring a striking pink-bronze color. As the beautiful, large airy leaves mature they become dark bluish-green above. The light, airy shade (semi-shade) of this tree makes gardening under it possible. This tree's yellow fall color contrasts nicely with the clusters of dark, maturing pods.

ARMSTRONG MAPLE

Mature Height: 40 feet

Mature Width: 12 feet

You'll get great visual impact with the Armstrong Gold Maple's gold-orange foliage and unique, columnar shape. Each leaf has its own pattern of yellow and orange, making it a standout in autumnal landscaping.

What's more, this tree has unique good looks nearly year-round. During the spring and summer, the maple has light green leaves, gray bark, and red branches. In the spring, the tree sprouts small red flowers and bright red samaras (winged seeds characteristic of maples).

Fast-growing and adaptable, the Armstrong Gold Maple will make a statement in any landscape. At maturity, this Maple reaches heights of 40 feet and spreads of 12 feet. Though its natural canopy is six feet, the tree can also be pruned to have an even higher clearance. The Armstrong Gold Maple grows quickly and can live up to 80 years, for long-lasting beauty.

Because of its slim shape, the Armstrong Growth Maple is a smart choice for small spaces or narrow plots. Plant one as a focal point, or several in a row to create a privacy screen.

Gardeners love the Armstrong Gold Maple for its robust, low-maintenance growth - and you'll love this autumn show-stopper in your landscape!

ORNAMENTAL FLOWERING TREES

MERLOT REDBUD

Mature Height: 12 feet

Mature Width: 10 feet

Merlot redbud is a deciduous shrub or small tree in the Fabaceae (bean) family that got its common name from the color of its foliage, similar to the wine of the same name. The genus name Cercis comes from the Greek word kerkis, which means weaver's shuttle, referring to the fact that the seed pod resembles the size and shape of a weaver's shuttle used to move thread back and forth on a loom.

‘Merlot’ does best in full sun to partial shade and will grow in any type of soil if it is well drained.

It differs from other cultivars of the genus in that it tolerates heat and drought conditions. The smaller, rounded, glossy leaves assist it to hold water and reduce the rate of transpiration.

Birds, bees and, butterflies flock to the springtime flowers making this small tree an excellent specimen in a pollinator garden, or understory tree in a wooded landscape. Plant it in small groups for a dramatic effect in a cottage garden or as a patio planting.

IVORY SILK LILAC

Mature Height: 20 feet

Mature Width: 15 feet

Beautiful creamy-white blooms with a captivating fragrance spring through summer. A small tree or large shrub that forms a rounded crown with rich green foliage on attractive reddish-brown bark. Makes a perfect accent or background plant. Deciduous.

FRAGRANT SNOWBELL

Mature Height: 25 feet

Mature Width: 20 feet

The fragrant snowbell is a large-leaved deciduous flowering tree. It gets its common name from the 6- to 8-inch-long racemes of fragrant and showy white flowers that appear in late spring to early summer. Blooming after the leaves emerge, the flowers' beauty can be hidden by the foliage. After flowering, drupes are formed. They may be present into late autumn.

MAACKIA

Mature Height: 15 - 25 feet

Mature Width: 20 feet

Amur maackia is a compact, rounded tree suitable for smaller landscapes. The compound leaves emerge silvery-green in spring, changing to medium green in summer. White, spiky flowers appear in midsummer when little else is flowering. Mottled olive-green bark adds to its winter interest.

EVERGREEN TREES

SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA TREE

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SPRING

Mature Height: 60 Feet

Mature Width: 40 Feet

Large, creamy white and very fragrant flowers grace this broad leafed evergreen in late spring and early summer. Leaves are shiny green, reddish underneath.

From its thick, deep green leaves that shine year-round to its steady, strong growth, the Southern Magnolia will thrive for generations, especially since it’s native to the United States. It provides an impressive amount of rich color when many other trees go dormant, offering a sweet place of refuge for birds, squirrels, and rabbits. In fact, it produces cones and small red seeds throughout winter.

And don’t forget its iconic creamy-white flowers. Adorning the tree for months, from May to as late as early fall, the Southern Magnolia’s huge, distinctive blooms are sprawling, revealing a bright white center and a sweet, unforgettable fragrance.

Arborvitea 'Techny'

Mature Height: 15 feet

Mature Width: 10 feet

Techny Arborvitae evergreen has thick, dark green foliage that adds interest to the landscape all year long! It can be used as an accent or background plant but is also a staple in many landscapes for hedges and screening. The Techny Arborvitae has a wider base than other upright Arborvitae varieties, so it fills areas in well. Its dense growth attracts birds and creates privacy, making it a wonderful addition to the landscape!

JUNIPER 'Hollywood'

Mature Height: 10 - 15 feet

The artistic appearance of its twisted, rustic form makes this a wonderful landscape accent. An excellent evergreen for use as a topiary specimen in containers and formal gardens. Well-suited for cooler coastal regions.

JUNIPER 'Emerald Sentinel'

Mature Height: 15 Feet

Mature Width: 6-8 Feet

Dark green foliage

Upright pyramidal, consistent habit

Blue berries in fall

Native, will take dry to wet conditions

WHERE OUR TREES ARE GROWN...

Bordentown, New Jersey

Fernbrook is a wholesale nursery that is not open to the public. Please don't call or stop by...they're very busy growing trees for us...and the rest of the state.

Thank you for doing your part to keep Manasquan green & shady...