Tree Sale

All trees are now sold out. Thank you for your interest!

The Spring Tree Sale is now sold out.

Parks and Recreation experienced a much higher volume of calls than we have had in the past and apologize to the large number of people who were not able to get through our calling system. If you left a voicemail your order was not processed as all trees were sold out. We are working to improve the ordering system for our Fall Tree Sale in October 2022.

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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. 

  • $10 per tree
  • Limit two trees per household or business 
  • All sales final, no refunds
  • All purchases require residents to have an account created in our online registration system. Please click here to create an account. 

Tree purchases can be picked up anytime between 9:00 - 11:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in the east parking lot of Grimston Park. Please access the parking lot from Nanaimo Street only. 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF APARTMENTS AND CONDOMINIUMS

Balcony spaces can host a tree too! Check out the European Strawberry Tree and Red Dragon Maple below and add or start greening 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: 1 - 2 m
    Spread: 1 - 2 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 m tall in a #5 pot (20L)

    A member of the Dissectum Group of Japanese maples, noted for their slower growth rate, smaller size at maturity, and unique ‘cut-leaf’ look to the foliage.  Makes a good container tree, and is one of our recommendations for balconies. 

  • 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. 

  • Height: 2 - 4 m
    Spread: 2 - 4 m
    Flower: Pink
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds and bees
    Fruit: Small pod
    Shipping size: 2.0 m tall in a #7 pot (27L)

    “[D]iscovered in a tree nursery in Belvidere, Tennessee growing among other redbud in 2006…chosen for its heart-shaped foliage that emerges deep golden orange and matures through shades of orange, gold and yellow to a speckled lime green. New leaves appear throughout the summer, resulting in a continual mix of colors. The fall foliage is yellow and orange. Its abundant pea-like, rosy pink flowers appear in early spring before the foliage” – Missouri Botanical Garden Website.

  • Height: 3 – 4 m
    Spread: 2 – 3 m
    Flower: White
    Sun: Full sun
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds and pollinators
    Fruit: Seed in a small capsule
    Shipping Size: 2.5 m tall in a # 7 pot (27 L)

    Noted for its double white flower display and fragrance, this award winning cultivar has been around since the 1960s and is revered by gardeners and tree-lovers alike. Grafted as a standard, this version has tree-form rather than the multi-stem form normally associated with the common lilac shrub.  Of the Common lilac, “…considerable nostalgia attached…often associated with Grandmother or Mom; my Mom would always pick large bouquets for the house and the fragrance literally permeated every room…” – Michael Dirr, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. 

  • Height: 6 – 8 m
    Spread: 4 – 6 m
    Flower: White
    Sun: Full sun or partial shade
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds and pollinators
    Fruit: Seed in a small capsule

    Some variety of fall colour in the leaves as well as a showy white flower.  Similar in colour and character to five newly planted Tall Stewartia (S. monadelpha) in a bed at the front of New Westminster City Hall, east of the main steps.  “The bark is outstanding and develops a rather sinuous, muscled character with the wonderful exfoliating bark fragments painting a lovely picture” – Michael Dirr, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. 

  • Height: 3 - 6 m
    Spread: 3 - 5 m
    Flower: White with pink and purple accents
    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Moisture: Average amount of water
    Attracts: Birds and bees
    Fruit: Pod sometimes
    Shipping size: 2.0 m tall in a #7 pot (27L)

    The most ‘showy’ of all the flowering trees we have to offer, this hybrid magnolia displays a 9 – 15 pedal flower approximately 10 cm in diameter. Flowers appear before leaves and the many fuzzy buds covering the tree in winter give some hint to the flower show that awaits in spring.  


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