All trees are sold out. Purchased trees must be picked up between 9:00 - 11:00 am on March 20, 2021, at Westburnco Park.
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 here.
The tree sale occurs bi-annually and provides an opportunity for New Westminster residents to purchase up to two trees for their residence.
Which tree is right for me?
Select trees based on their maximum size at maturity. These details are listed in the description of each species. Taking size at maturity into consideration will ensure the tree you plan to plant has enough space.
Where and how do I plant my tree?
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.
Why non-native trees?
Urban ecosystems are very different from forest ecosystems. Growing conditions and restrictions in urban ecosystems are more challenging, in particular for native species. Non-native trees often handle urban conditions better resulting in lower tree mortality and increased biodiversity while still providing all the aesthetic and functional benefits associated with trees in the landscape.