The first ever Tree Week is being launched this coming Saturday, April 2nd and to celebrate the Vancouver Park Board is selling more than 3000 fruit, flowering and shade trees to Vancouver residents for only $10 each. The upcoming week is slated to include a dozen tree-themed events, talks and walks in an effort to support the city's urban forest goal of planting 150,000 new trees in Vancouver by 2020.
With almost 100,000 more trees needed to be planted, the Vancouver Park Board is asking Vancouverites to help out by visiting the Tree Week events, planting trees in their yards and encouraging neighbours to do the same.
Interested parties can buy trees online and then pick them up at tree-sale events held at Nat Bailey Stadium on April 2nd and Trout Lake Community Centre on April 10th.
More information about Vancouver Tree Week can be found here.