You can buy a $10 tree at this Vancouver Park Board sale

Sep 10 2019, 12:07 pm

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

Residents can buy up to three trees each, and are able to choose from the 1,500 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.

Trees always sell out fast so residents are urged to order as soon as possible.

Online ordering is open now.

Lilac bushes / Shutterstock

Lilac bushes are among the variety of trees and bushes for sale at the semi-annual VPB event

The sale isn’t just for people with yards. Many varieties — particularly Orangeola Japanese maple and golden threadleaf false cypress — are both good options for patio containers. Little ruby fig, Italian honey fig, crimson passion cherry, and scarlet sentinel pillar apple are excellent fruit-bearing options for patio containers too.

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, September 21, from 10 am to 2 pm at Hillcrest Park at the Hillcrest Community Centre.

A selection of unclaimed or un-purchased trees will be available for cash sale onsite from 2 to 4pm for those who missed out on the online sale.

Don’t miss out — the next sale isn’t until spring of 2020.