Grow Vancouver’s urban forest with $10 trees from TreeKeepers

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      Spring, as Tennyson told us, is when one’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.

      It may be true, but it’s also a great time for turning the earth and planting a brand-new tree. After all, what better way is there to celebrate all the rebirth and rejuvenation that comes with the season? 

      To make it easy, TreeKeepers is once again holding its annual non-profit Spring Tree Sale. Whether for a private yard or an apartment balcony, there are 16 different types of fruit trees and hardy ornamentals available, including Japanese maple, oak, magnolia, apple, fig, and plum trees.

      The easily plantable juvenile trees (generally between three and five feet tall) are selling for $10 to $15 each, and can be ordered using PayPal at Trees will then be available for pickup between April 11 and 22 at local community centres.

      Founded in 2012, TreeKeepers is a non-profit partnership between TreeCity, the Environmental Youth Alliance, the Vancouver Parks Board, and GreenestCity. Created to encourage the planting of trees on private property, the organization has distributed more than 4,000 trees already through previous spring sales, and is currently helping relocate trees situated on CP Rail’s soon-to-be reactivated Kerrisdale line.

      Supplies are limited and some trees do sell out, so order early to avoid disappointment.