Boulevard Trees For New Subdivisions
Making a Greener Space
Interested residents from all subdivisions may apply for a boulevard tree using the trees for new subdivisions form, downloadable at the top of this page. If you live in Westheath, West Park, or Iron Bridge, you may be eligible to receive up to two free trees to plant on the City Boulevard adjacent to your property through the annual Trees for New Subdivisions program. New for the 2022 planting season, we also have up to 20 trees available for planting on boulevards in established subdivisions.
This program is in place to help build and extend our urban forest into these new areas. Tree orders must be submitted by November 26th, 2021 to qualify for the spring 2022 delivery.
Trees provide many benefits, such as:
- Reduce cooling and heating costs
- Filter air pollution
- Generate oxygen and absorb CO2
- Increase property values
- Reduce storm water run-off and the cost of water treatment
- Provide habitat for birds and other fauna
- Add living beauty to your neighbourhood
- Contribute to health and well-being
Please encourage your neighbours to apply for a free tree and contribute to the greening of your street.
Choosing a tree
We have listed a variety of trees from which you can choose. These are trees that we feel are best suited to our environment and to boulevard plantings.
- Silver Maple – Acer saccharinum
- Amur Maple – Acer ginnala
- Manitoba Maple – Acer negundo
- Alder – Alnus hirsuta
- Paper Birch – Betula papyrifera
- Hawthorne – Crataegus x mordenensis
- Green Ash – Fraxinus pennsylvanica
- White Ash – Fraxinus americana
- Spring Snow Crabapple – Malus ‘Spring Snow’
- Pin Oak – Quercus ellipsoidalis
- Bur Oak – Quercus macrocarpa
- Japanese Tree Lilac – Syringa reticulate
- American Basswood – Tilia americana
- Little Leaf Linden – Tilia cordata
- Elm – Ulmus
These trees can withstand our winters as well as our summers. This list offers a variety of shapes and color to add to the landscaping of your home and neighbourhood. We have listed the common and Latin names of the trees so you may research the tree if you wish.
The City strives to ensure that no more than 20% of trees planted are from any one genus (ex ash, maple). This ensures that we have a diversity of trees in Moose Jaw, which protects our urban forest against pest and disease outbreaks. For this reason, your preferred tree species may need to be substituted to ensure that this tree diversity goal is met.
When will my tree arrive?
Trees will be ordered in late fall for spring delivery. Get your application in by November 26th, 2021. Your trees will be made available for pick up sometime in May. You will be contacted with specific pick up dates and times once they have been determined.
By accepting this tree or trees you are accepting responsibility to care for the tree for the first 3 years. You will be responsible for the planting, watering and general care of the tree. At the time of pick up you will be given a pamphlet on how to plant and care for your tree. Information on how to care for new trees can also be found here.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department.