THE City of Surrey on Wednesday announced the first dates of its expanded 2021 tree sale program, which enables residents to purchase quality trees at an affordable price.
The first tree sale opens February 26 and closes March 10, with a pickup date of March 14. The second opens on April 23 and closes May 5, with a pickup date of May 9.
There will be more opportunities to buy a tree as two additional dates have been added for the fall.
“Our tree sale program was so popular last year that we have decided to hold it four times in 2021,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “Residents will have the first two windows to participate in our tree sale beginning this week, with the second round in late April. I encourage everyone to buy and plant a tree. By doing so you are helping to keep our City green and grow our urban forest.”
All trees are $20. Varieties include maples, dogwoods, magnolias and assorted fruit trees which all grow well in Surrey. Inventory is limited. Residents can purchase and register for tree pickup using their MySurrey account, on a first come, first served basis.
“Investing in tree planting supports the City’s priority to be a leader in Green initiatives, which include increasing our tree canopy coverage across Surrey,” said Councillor Allison Patton, Chair of the Agriculture, Environment and Investment Committee. “I am delighted to see this program expanding this year as the tree sale also helps support the City’s Climate Adaptation Strategy and Biodiversity Conservation Strategy.”
The tree sale program is managed by Surrey Parks Division. It provides Surrey residents access to quality trees, at an affordable price, to help grow the City’s tree canopy coverage.
More information is available at surrey.ca/trees.
To download a video message from Councillor Allison Patton, click here.