City Trees

A city-owned protected tree or shrub is any tree or shrub on city property including parks, boulevards, right-of-ways, easements or city-owned and occupied land. Make note of where your property boundaries are along the boulevards.

City owned trees are on a service rotation. They are maintain by certified and trained tree care professionals. Please do not prune, top or alter your boulevard trees in any way. If you have concerns regarding your boulevard tree please contact the parks office 604-527-4567 or email  to fill out a Tree Service Request.

It is very important that you do not alter your boulevards. This includes planting annuals or perennial garden beds around your boulevard trees. Planting in an established trees critical root zone can be damaging to trees causing them to become stressed and/or decline. They city also asks that residents help us water their boulevards trees from May – October. See our watering video, made by two of our City Arborists, for helpful tips on keeping trees stress free through the dry summer months.