Go green this year by helping to grow the urban forest. Our Greenest City Holiday Trees offer city residents a chance to become TreeKeepers by adding a tree to their own yard or balcony...for just $10 - $20! These compact evergreens are suitable for planting out or can stay in a pot on a balcony to provide year-round colour -- and even get all dressed up for the holidays.
We have two species of spruce to choose from: 'Baby Blue' Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens 'Baby Blue') and 'Rainbow's End' White Spruce (Picea glauca 'Rainbow's End'). Get one (or more...limit of four per household). Now about 2' tall, they're small enough to carry away, perhaps in a nifty TreeKeepers messenger bag. These dwarf trees will eventually reach 6-8' tall.
Holiday Trees will be sold directly to Vancouver residents a public events including the VanDusen Botanical Gardens' Festival of Lights. Check this website for updates on dates and times where you can buy a tree and become a steward of our urban forest.
The TreeKeepers program is part of Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. It helps Vancouver residents and businesses grow the urban forest. Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance manage TreeKeepers with the support of the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Foundation, the federal government's EcoAction Plan and... people like you!
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On Sunday Dec. 8 from noon - 2pm we'll be outside Laughing Bean coffeshop at 2695 Hastings (and Slocan). Or catch us before that in the morning at Trout Lake Community Centre (3360 Victoria Drive) where kids will chow down with Santa.
You can buy Greenest City Holiday Trees Dec 7/8 at: SFU Downtown Campus, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, Trout Lake Community Centre and Laughing Bean Cafe.
Greenest City Holiday Trees for sale at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, SFU Downtown campus and Laughing Bean Cafe.