Tree Sale

Fall Sale Date - October 11, 2022, 8:30 am

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 property. 

Fall Sale Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8:30 am

Pick Up Date:
October 29, 2022, Queensborough Community Centre

New this Fall - Online sales!
An online account is required to order a tree!

Prepare to purchase a tree:

  1. Set 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 October 11, 8:30 am. After logging in, if you don’t see the product page, go to My Profile > Products, to find the list of trees.

Please Note: Ordering by phone is available but an online registration account is necessary. Setting up your account in advance will increase your chances of purchasing a tree.

  • $10 per tree
  • Limit two trees per household or business 
  • All sales final, no refunds

Tree purchases can be picked up anytime 9:00 – 11:00 am on Saturday, October 29, 2022 in the parking lot of the Queensborough Community Centre in Ryall Park. Please access the parking lot from Salter Street.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF APARTMENTS AND CONDOMINIUMS

Balcony spaces can host a tree too!  Check out the European Strawberry Tree and Fireglow Maple below and add or start greening efforts on your balcony! 

WHICH TREE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

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 requirements of your new tree. 

Where and how do I plant my tree?

Instruction on properly planting a tree can be found here. 

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.

  • 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: 0.7 – 1.0 m tall in a # 5 pot (20 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: 2 – 4 m
    Spread: 2 - 4 m
    Growth Rate: Slow
    Sun: Full sun (except during drought conditions) to partial shade
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds
    Fruit: Small winged samara
    Shipping Size: 0.5 tall in a #5 pot (20 L)

    An upright, slower growing maple noted for their bright red leaf colour.  Produce sustained red colour spring and summer through to fall. Suitable for container planting and balcony use. 

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  • Height: 2 – 3 m
    Spread: 1 - 2 m
    Flower: White
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds
    Fruit: Clusters
    Shipping Size: 0.7 m tall in a #5 pot (20 L)

    Multi-stem shrub with narrow upright form noted for the red colour of new stems and the yellow and pink margins on the leaves. Consider using as a property border planting and note the maintenance suggestions found online: Encouraging new stem growth requires periodic pruning. 

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  • Height: 5 – 10 m
    Spread: 5 - 10 m
    Flower: Pink
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds and pollinators
    Fruit: None
    Shipping Size: 2.0 m tall in a #5 pot (20 L)

    One clone from a series of dogwoods (the ‘Stellar’ series) resulting from the hybridization of Kousa Dogwood and Flowering Dogwood.   Noted for its pink flower, this tree offers disease resistance to some common dogwood pathogens, is more uniformly upright in form, and is somewhat more vigorous than either the Kousa or Flowering species. 

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  • Height: 2 – 3 m
    Spread: 1 - 2 m
    Flower: Pink-red catkins
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Moisture: Above average amount of water or a wetter/high-moisture site
    Attracts: Birds
    Fruit: None
    Shipping Size: 1.5 m tall in a #3 pot (12 L)

    The larger fuzzy catkins open pinky-red in late winter or early spring, then turn silvery grey.  Catkins are followed by narrow, blue-green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. High-grafted as a standard, this version has tree-form rather than the multi-stem form normally associated with the shrub.  

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  • Height: 5 – 7 m
    Spread: 5 - 7 m
    Flower: White
    Sun: Full sun
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds and pollinator
    Fruit: Apples
    Shipping Size: 2.5 m tall in a #5 pot (20 L)

    One of the more popular commercial apples, the crisp and juicy nature of this apple sets it apart from others.  Requires cross-pollination with another apple of similar flowering period to produce fruit.

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  • Height: 4 – 6 m
    Spread: 3 - 5 m
    Flower: White
    Sun: Full sun
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds
    Fruit: Pods with round seeds
    Shipping Size: 0.5 m tall in a #2 pot (6 L)

    A double-flowering variety of the well know Star magnolia. Protect from windy locations, but provide full sun if possible. One of the first magnolias to flower each year; flowers typically larger than on the Star magnolia. Looks more like a shrub in youth but can be transitioned to tree form with pruning treatments in later years.

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