Feeling a little tree envy? During the spring, Vancouver streets and yards are filled with blossoming beauties: cherry and plum trees, magnolias and lilacs and more.
Now, a unique offering from the Vancouver Park Board is allowing Vancouver residents to take some of those gorgeous hardwoods home with them, for a bargain price. As part of Vancouver Tree Week, April 2-April 10, residents can purchase some 22 varieties of trees from the city park board for the bargain price of $10 each. Considering that many of these trees normally sell for $75 or up, that’s a deep discount.
It’s all part of an effort to restore the city’s dwindling tree canopy. Over the last 20 years, the amount of city land covered by canopy has dropped from 22 percent to 18 percent, according to the Vancouver Sun. For a metropolis aiming to be the “world’s greenest city” by 2020, that’s a disturbing trend. One of the primary culprits: the loss of trees on private property. Continue reading:
Got Trees? Get $10 Cherry Trees, Magnolias and More at Vancouver Tree Week, April 2-10