Tree Sale

UPDATE MARCH 13: SOLD OUT
Thank you for making the Spring Tree Success!

Help us reach the City goal of a 27% canopy coverage within New Westminster by 2030!  By partnering with residents, the City continues with its goal of planting 3,300 trees on private land, and a further 8,500 on public land by 2030. Read the complete Urban Forest Management Strategy.

The tree sale occurs bi-annually and provides an opportunity for New Westminster residents to purchase up to two trees for their property at a reduced cost.

Attention Residents of Apartments and Condominiums: Balcony spaces can host a tree too! Check out the European Strawberry Tree and Laceleaf Japanese Maple below and add or start greening efforts on your balcony.

SALE STARTS: Wednesday, March 13 @ 10:00 am
ORDER PICK UP: Saturday, April 6, Queen’s Park North Parking Lot. Pickup Instructions
Unclaimed Trees: Trees that are not picked up by 11:00 am will be sold to residents who were not able to purchase a tree online (limit 2 per household), or will be donated to the City‘s tree planting program.

Prepare to purchase a tree!

  1. An online account is requiredSet up an online account and save your credit card information in advance. If you’ve already have an account for program registration you have an account! 
    Trouble setting up your account? Call for help. 604.527.4567
  2. Review the tree options and select your two favorites.
  3. Login on March 13, 10:00 am! After logging in, if you don’t see the product page, go to My Profile > Products, to find the list of trees. Using a desktop computer is recommended.

Sales are limited. All sales are final, no refunds. 

  • Select trees based on their height and spread measurements (listed below). These numbers represent the tree’s size at maturity to help you estimate the space needs of your new tree. 

    Do you live in an apartment or condominium? Balcony spaces can host a tree too! Check out the European Strawberry Tree to add or start greening efforts on your balcony! 

  • Instruction on properly planting a tree can be found here: https://www.treesaregood.org/treeowner/plantingatree

    Please plant the tree at least 2 meters from any City property line. This will ensure that ownership of the tree remains clear throughout the tree’s life. Following a similar guideline for planting distances from adjacent private properties is also recommended.

    Please do NOT plant trees on City property. Tree planting on City property is done by the City staff and takes into consideration existing or planned infrastructure, environmental needs, and neighbourhood characteristics.

  • To achieve a city-wide tree canopy target of 27% by 2030, we need to work with residents to plant 3,300 trees on private land (canopy cover of 22% on private land). We offer a total of 300 trees per year with 150 trees available per sale. This approach ensures the trees are affordable and are distributed equitably and timely to meet our goal in 2030.

  • TREE SPECIES

    Select up to two trees for your property or balcony!
    • Height: 2 – 3 m
      Spread: 1 – 2 m
      Growth Rate: Slow
      Flower: White with pink (flower in early fall)
      Sun: Full sun or partial shade
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Fruit: Small round orange-red fruit with a pit
      Shipping Size: 1.0 m tall in a # 3 pot (12 L)

      Native to southwestern Ireland, this long-cultivated relative of our own native pacific arbutus (madrone) shares similar characteristics: Slow growth, evergreen leaves, and interesting bark patterns. Makes a good container tree and is one of our recommendations for balconies. 

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    • Height: 4 – 5 m
      Spread: 2 – 3 m
      Flower: Pink
      Sun: Full sun
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Attracts: Pollinators
      Fruit: None
      Shipping Size: 1.0 m tall in a # 5 pot (20 L)

      This multi-stem tree with shrub form is marked by dark red foliage and lots of pink flowers during bloom. Crapemyrtles are generally disease resistant and drought tolerant. Use as an edge planting as part of a visual screen or as a feature plant on its own. 

      Click here to see a photo.
    • Height: 3 – 4 m
      Spread: 2 – 3 m
      Growth Rate: Slow
      Sun: Partial sun
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Fruit: Small winged samara
      Attracts: Birds
      Shipping Size: 2.0 m tall in a # 7 pot (28 L)

      An upright, slower growing maple noted for their reddish purple leaves, turning green for the growing season.  With clear and cool nights, fall weather often brings brilliant reds in the leaves back. Suitable for container planting and balcony use with appropriate pruning.

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    • Height: 6 – 8 m
      Spread: 4 – 5 m
      Growth Rate: Medium
      Sun: Partial sun
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Fruit: Small round fruit
      Attracts: Pollinators & Birds
      Shipping Size: 2.0 m tall in a # 7 pot (28 L)

      An upright, tree-form version of serviceberry with a hint of pink in the buds that fades to white as the flowers unfold. With favourable fall weather comes good fall colour. Suitable as an edge planting in an existing landscape or as a stand-alone tree.

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    • Height: 8 – 10 m
      Spread: 2 – 3 m
      Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
      Sun: Full sun
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Fruit & Flowers: Inconspicuous
      Shipping Size: 2.5 m tall in a # 5 pot (20 L)

      An upright form, this tree is well suited to areas of limited space.  When planted in rows or groups they serve as a great visual screen or border planting.  Grows well in a variety of soil conditions and tolerates shearing as a hedge.

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    • Height: 3 – 4 m
      Spread: 3 – 4 m
      Growth Rate: Slow
      Sun: Full sun
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Fruit & Flowers: Inconspicuous
      Shipping Size: 1.5 m tall in a # 5 pot (20 L)

      A dwarf form of the Korean birch, this little tree has reliable golden fall colour and good winter interest with its exfoliating bark. Slow growth rate and small size at maturity makes this tree well-suited to the landscape or as a container living on a balcony.  Resistant to damage from the Bronze Birch Borer, the insect that destroys so many European White birch trees.

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    • Height: 20 – 25 m
      Spread: 3 – 4 m
      Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
      Sun: Full sun
      Moisture: Average amount of water
      Fruit: Nut
      Shipping Size: 2.5 m tall in a # 5 pot (20 L)

      A rigidly columnar (upright) variety of European beech with a long history dating to the mid-1800s. Long admired for its elegant form, this tree makes a great selection for landscapes with limited space. Use as a border planting or a stand-alone planting.

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