NeighbourWoods trees going fast

It’s been five days since the City of Kelowna opened registration for the 2014 NeighbourWoods program and now only 120 trees remain.

The NeighbourWoods program is an important residential planting initiative for the City, making it affordable for residents to “green” their neighbourhoods. This year’s trees are available at a cost of $30 per tree, including taxes. Interested residents are encouraged to visit to register for their tree before they’re gone – the Spring Snow Crabapple trees are already sold-out.

Each tree has its own unique characteristics, for example, the French Blue Scotch Pine is a low maintenance tree that’s drought tolerant and deer resistant, while the Black Hawk Mountain Ash is a great four-season tree with clusters of white flowers in the spring and outstanding orange leaves in the fall.

The City would like to remind residents that requesting a certain tree type does not guarantee that the applicant will get their first choice of tree as supply is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is restricted to one tree per household.

Since 2010, residents have purchased 1,800 discounted trees to plant on their properties through the program.

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