Now is the time to get $10 trees from the Vancouver Park Board

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Tree huggers take note: The Vancouver Park Board’s Fall tree sale is happening this month, and now is the time to pre-purchase trees online for just $10 a pop.

The Vancouver Park Board has all sorts of trees up for grabs–we’re talking apple, fig, juniper, maple, dogwood, hazelnut, plum, magnolia–though a few varieties have already sold out since the sale launched on September 10.

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Once you’ve pre-purchased your tree(s), plan to pick them up on September 23. They’re pretty strict about this; if you don’t show up between 10 am and 2 pm you might forfeit your tree. You can purchase any unclaimed trees that day for cash in person between 2 and 4 pm.

Here are the rules:

  • Trees are only available to residents of the City of Vancouver, with a maximum of three trees per household.
  • Please bring your receipt and photo ID with proof of Vancouver address when picking up your tree. Receipts can be presented via mobile phone or print out.
  • Cash sales of unsold trees will begin at 2pm on Sunday. If you have pre-purchased a tree and it is not picked up by 2pm, you risk forfeiting it to cash sale with no refund.
  • If you purchased a tree by mistake, please email PBTree@vancouver.ca to get a refund.
  • Trees available through the tree sale are not suitable as replacement trees as required by tree removal permits.

Happy planting!

Note: A previous version of this story said the tree sale is done by the City of Vancouver, however it is done by the Vancouver Park Board as part of their Urban Forest Strategy.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom