BeFriend a Tree Sale

Support Friends of the NHC Arboretum Fundraiser

Partner with us

 The Friends are working in conjunction with the NC Cooperative Extension at the NHC Arboretum to provide tips and fact sheets regarding the proper planting and maintenance of the trees you purchase.  The tree sale is available to anyone living within the Cape Fear Area (Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties).

Focus:  Unique trees for gardens with small footprints and fruiting trees to start building food forests in gardens and neighborhoods.            Trees are lovingly handpicked by industry professionals who are Arboretum volunteers.

Goal:  Raise funds for the maintenance of and enhancements to the Arboretum gardens and support of Extension programming                        through the Arboretum.

Sale Dates:  Friday, September 10, 2021 to Sunday, October 10, 2021

Member Delivery Dates:  September 15-18, 2021 and October 15-17, 2021

(when you make a purchase and you choose the delivery option, indicate which date works best for you)

Member Benefits:  Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum will receive the following:

  •  10% discount on tree purchases
  •  free delivery of merchandise to the member within a 40 mile radius

Non-Members:  $35 delivery charge within a 40 mile radius will be added to the purchase

Arboretum Pick Up Dates: 

If you prefer to pick up your order at the Arboretum, that will be an option this year.  Here is the schedule:

Friday, September 24 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 25 between 9 and 12 a.m.

Friday, October 22 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 23 between 9 and 12 a.m.

(when you make a purchase and want to pick up your order at the Arboretum please select the option above that works best for you)

Questions or comments?  Please contact us at 


In gratitude to  our business supporters who have donated trees for the sale or made financial        contributions, we want to recognize them and hope you consider them for any future landscape projects that you are planning!

J. C. Ralston Arboretum for their plant donations.

Plant Delights for their plant donations.

Flora Landscapes


Planting Guide

The above photo shows the improper way to plant a tree at the top and the most appropriate way at the bottom.  The following instructions and demonstration videos further explain this approach to planting new trees.

We offer you some suggestions on how to approach the planting of your trees from the sale.

Click here to download instructions for planting.

There are two videos with instructions on how to plant trees.  The first one is a demonstration performed by Kevin Cassel, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, with the Arboretum titled "Tree Planting using the Root Ball Bracing Method."

Click here to view that demonstration.

The second video is a demonstration provided by New Hanover County's Parks and Recreation Department.

Click here to view a demonstration video on the best way to plant a tree and care for it.

The TREE Store is officially open for business between September 10 and October 10, 2021.

Click here to visit our store to "browse and buy!"

"Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403


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