Tree Sale

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Welcome to the City of New Westminster’s inaugural tree sale! This program 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. 

Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Queensborough Community Centre parking lot

*tree pick-up from 9:00 – 11:00 am, cash sale for unclaimed trees from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Cost: $10/tree, max two trees per household

Register online using the registration codes below *, and receive confirmation (print or mobile device). The confirmation and proof of residency will be required at the time of tree pick-up. 

If you reside in a multi-family unit, please ensure that you have received permission from the property owner and/or are 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.

 

Available Trees      

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  • Ginkgo Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

    Codes: One - 38321 Two - 39533

    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.

  • Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika)

    Codes: One - 39507 Two - 39535

    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.

  • Fuji (Malus spp.)

    Codes: One - 39508 Two - 39528

    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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  • Gala (Malus spp.)

    Codes: One - 39509 Two - 39529

    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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  • Royal Star Magnolia

    Codes: One - 39510 Two - 39534

    Height: 10-20'
    Spread: 8-15'
    Flower: White, showy, fragrant
    Sun: Full sun preferable
    Soil tolerance: Moist, organically rich, well-drained loams; generally intolerant of soil extremes (dry or wet)
    Pruning requirement: Only if needed immediately after flowering

    Small deciduous tree that is noted for its compact size and late winter to early spring bloom of star-shaped white flowers. Each flower typically has 12-18 narrow strap-like tepals. Best sited in locations protected from high winds, but generally avoid southern exposures where the buds may be induced to open too early in late winter. Mulch (compost or bark) helps retain soil moisture. 

    Royal Star blooms about two weeks later than other varieties of magnolias and is accordingly less susceptible to frost problems.


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