22 March 2016

Help Vancouver Park Board grow our urban forest: plant a $10 tree in your yard today!

March 22 2016
Buy a tree online at a heavily-discounted price and help grow our urban forest.

The Park Board tree sale has twenty-two varieties of trees available – fruit, flowering, shade, and conifer trees. You need to be a Vancouver resident to qualify.

Our tree sale is part of the first-ever Tree Week, April 2 to 10, and we expect it to become an annual tradition.

Buy a tree now and pick it up on April 2 or 10

The $10 trees include:
  • Almond trees
  • Cherry trees
  • Fig trees
  • Lilac trees
  • Magnolia trees
  • Maple trees
  • Oak trees
Not sure what to choose? Play #Treelationships, our tree-matching game.
Our arborists selected these trees because they thrive in Vancouver’s diverse growing conditions and provide many benefits like food and pollination. The trees are worth about $75 each and aren't suitable for balconies or indoors.

You can buy up to three trees per household.

Buy a tree now

Pick up your pre-paid trees on:
  • Saturday, April 2, 10:00am to 4:00pm, at Hillcrest Centre – check out our planting demos and tree-maintenance tips, and visit the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
  • Sunday, April 10, 9:00am to 3:00pm at Trout Lake Community Centre
We'll have a limited number of trees available for cash purchase.

Look for another tree sale this fall. We held a large public tree sale in fall 2015 in Stanley Park as part of Doors Open Vancouver.

Be our planting partners

“We’re selling 3,000 trees. It’s the largest tree sale that we’ve ever held and a great opportunity for you to do something positive for the urban forest,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung. “We have a long history of planting and caring for trees in green spaces and parks across Vancouver, but we need planting partners.”

Vancouver Tree Week

Tree Week involves community plantings at Everett Crowley and West Memorial parks and a variety of talks, walks, and tours for you to learn about trees with your community.

Learn more about Vancouver Tree Week

Tree Week supports the our Urban Forest Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy.
Our Tree Week partners include:
  • Stanley Park Ecology Society
  • Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Everett Crowley Park Committee
  • Museum of Vancouver
  • Vancouver tree expert David Tracey

150,000 trees by 2020 

Our urban forest includes all the trees in parks, streets, and yards.
It's vital for:
  • Cleaning our air
  • Managing rain water
  • Providing habitat for wildlife and birds
  • Improving health and well-being
With your help and from our partners, we're aiming to plant 14,000 trees this year. Our goal is 150,000 new trees by 2020.

Our canopy – the amount of ground covered by tree leaves, as seen from the air – has steadily declined over the past two decades. Today, 18% of Vancouver is covered by tree canopy, a drop from 22% in 1995.

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