The City is working towards meeting tree planting targets (8,500 trees on public land and 3,300 on private land) as outlined in our Urban Forest Management Strategy. From 2018-2020, the average number of trees planted on private land is 270 trees/year. To meet our goal of planting 3,300 trees on private lands over the next 10 years, we aim to partner with residents to plant a minimum of 330 trees/year on private property.
To help make this happen, we offer bi-annual tree sales for residents of New Westminster to buy up to two trees to plant at their residence at a reduced cost. This is an important partnership for the City and residents to work together in reaching the goal of a 27% canopy coverage within New Westminster by 2030. With a target for planting 3,300 tees on private lands, the Parks & Recreation Department plans to host two tree sales per year, one in fall and one in spring. The next sale is anticipated for March 2021, details to be determined.