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Buy a $10 tree with Vancouver Park Board's annual tree sale

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Rumneek Johal May 01, 2019 12:28 pm

The Vancouver Park Board is bringing back their popular $10 tree sale, intended to help enhance Vancouver’s urban forest.

Residents can buy up to three trees each, and are able to choose from the 2,851 fruit, flowering and shade trees are available.

Many are bird-friendly — providing both food and habitat. Trees available for purchase include Victoria southern magnolias, sentinel columnar apples, celestial flowering dogwoods, inaba shidare Japanese maples, baby blue Colorado spruces, lapins cherries, and yamhill hazelnuts.

“This is the fourth year for the tree sale and we have 28 varieties, more than ever before,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon.

“We encourage residents to try our #Treeslationships quiz to find out which trees would be best for their yard or balcony. Trees always sell out so residents are encouraged to order as soon as possible in order not to be disappointed.”

It isn’t just a good deal — it also helps a good cause, with each purchase intended to help grow the forest canopy and help Vancouver Park Board reach their goal of planting 150,000 trees by 2020.

According to the park board, planting on private property remains the biggest area of opportunity to reverse tree loss and to replenish Vancouver’s vital tree canopy.

Pre-ordered tree(s) will be ready for pick-up on Saturday, May 11, from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, May 12, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Nat Bailey Stadium overflow parking lot.

A selection of unclaimed or un-purchased trees will be available for cash sale onsite on Sunday, May 12 from 2pm to 4pm.

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