Tree Sale

Welcome to the City of New Westminster’s Spooky Tree Sale! This event offers residents of New Westminster the opportunity to buy a tree to plant at their residence at a reduced cost. This is an important partnership for the City and residents to work together and reach the goal of a 27% canopy coverage within the city. 

Trees must be pre-purchased and picked up at the time below:

Saturday, October 31, 2020
9:00 – 11:00 am
Queen’s Park north parking lot (behind the Arena)
Cost: $10.00 per tree, max two trees per household

Click here to view the event map. Please remain in your vehicle with your ID ready.  Staff will be masked and loading the tree(s) into the trunk of your vehicle along with a complimentary bucket of mulch.

Sales for unclaimed trees from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Proof of residency will be required at the time of tree pick-up. Multi-family units, must receive permission from the property owner and be in compliance with strata council/bylaws.

Note: Trees purchased through the Tree Sale are not eligible to be used as Tree Permit replacement trees.

Learn more about tree care.

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Or call Parks and Recreation: 604-526-4567

AVAILABLE TREES

  • Height: 10-15’
    Spread: 10-15’
    Flower: Pink, showy
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Soil tolerance: Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, acidic to neutral, well-drained soils

    No serious insect or disease problems. This plant has better disease resistance and better cold hardiness than flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), and is an excellent alternative to flowering dogwood in areas where dogwood anthracnose is a problem. In full sun locations, leaf scorch may appear, particularly if soils are allowed to dry out. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.

  • Height: 50-75’
    Spread: 50-60’
    Light requirement: Grows in part shade/part sun, grows in full sun
    Soil tolerance: Clay, loam, sand, acidic, occasionally wet, alkaline, well-drained
    Growth rate: Slow
    Pest resistance: No pests are normally seen on this tree
    Pruning requirement: Needs little pruning to develop strong structure
    Drought tolerance: High

    Ginkgo may grow extremely slow for several years after planting, but will then pick up and grow at a moderate rate, particularly if it receives an adequate supply of water and some fertilizer. But do not overwater or plant in a poorly-drained area. Be sure to keep turf several feet away from the trunk to help trees become established. Very tolerant of urban soils and pollution.

  • Height: 45-50’
    Spread: 15-20’
    Light requirement: grows in part shade/part sun, grows in full sun
    Soil tolerance: Clay, loam, sand, acidic, slightly alkaline, well-drained
    Growth rate: Slow
    Pest resistance: Long-term health not usually affected by pests
    Pruning requirement: Needs little pruning to develop strong structure
    Drought tolerance: Moderate

    This tree is best used as a specimen, wind break, screen, or perhaps as an evergreen street tree for narrow overhead spaces. It is surprisingly tolerant of urban conditions, probably more so than other Spruces. Grows best with some shelter from mid-day or afternoon sun, though it tolerates full-day sun. Also tolerates soils with a high pH.

  • Height: 20-25’
    Spread: 20-25
    Growth rate: Medium
    Sun: Full sun is preferable
    Soil: Moist, well drained
    Drought tolerance: Low
    Pollination: Self-fruitful
    Harvest dates: late September into October

    Developed in Japan and introduced to the U.S. market in 1962, this cross of Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Genet quickly became a national favorite. Fruit is large to very large with firm, sweet, and crisp flesh. Dull reddish skin is sometimes russeted. Self-fruitful and with a chilling requirement of less than 500 hours, it offers a very long shelf life compared to other apples.

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  • Height: 20-25’
    Spread: 20-25
    Growth rate: Medium
    Sun: Full sun is preferable
    Soil: Moist, well drained
    Drought tolerance: Low
    Pollination: Self-fruitful
    Harvest dates: ~ mid to August and possible into September

    Crisp, tart/sweet dessert apple has a delightfully firm and crunchy texture. Attractive skin is reddish orange over yellow. Adapted to cold and warm winter climates, it requires less than 500 hours chilling. Self-fruitful, it is also a good pollinizer for other varieties.

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  • Height: 30-40'
    Spread: 20-30'
    Sun: Part shade/part sun, shade, full sun
    Soil tolerance: Clay, loam, sand, acidic, occasionally wet, well-drained
    Pruning requirement: Routinely grown with or trainable to be grown with multiple trunks, grow mostly upright and will not droop, wants to grow with several trunks but can be trained to grow with a single trunk
    Drought tolerance: high

    Japanese Stewartia is an excellent, small to medium-sized, deciduous garden tree that is an all-season performer. It exhibits a distinctive branching pattern in winter, camellia-like flowers in summer, and bright yellow and red foliage in autumn. The bark is spectacular, peeling off and exposing contrasting colors. It a slow-grower, reportedly best in acid soil (pH 4.5 to 6.5) with ample moisture and high organic matter content. 


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