Trees Planted

Trees beautify our parks and help mitigate climate change

Paperbark Maple
(Acer griseum)

This climate resilient species is attractive year-round, but is especially attractive in the summer when its dark summer green leaves change to shades of pumpkin orange and brick red in full sun, or buttery gold with an apricot flush on trees in part shade. As well, the Paperback Maple sheds its bark much like the Arbutus tree which is where it gets its name from. This species is slow growing, and takes several years for peeling bark to develop. 

Millennium Park
Two trees planted on April 21, 2024
Cornus Eddie's White Wonder
(Cornus nuttallii) aka Pacific Dogwood

Dogwood is moderately drought tolerant, and one of the few trees that will survive in an understory. It is a great option to reduce fuel hazard and is also a moderately slow-growing and very well behaved tree. Dogwoods can live over 100 years.

The Cornus Eddie is a cross between the native Cornus nuttallii and Cornus florida. Eddie’s White Wonder looks a lot like the native C. nuttallii but is not prone to dogwood anthracnose.

Pineridge Park
Two trees planted on December 1, 2023
Little Leaf Linden
(Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire')

The Greenspire Linden tree has a strong central leader and matures into a pyramidal shape. The leaves are a dark green turning to a bright gold/yellow in autumn. The Linden tree features subtle clusters of fragrant yellow flowers below the branches in early season.

(Acer rubrum ‘Magnificent Magenta’)

This Red Maple has an upright oval shape at maturity. The leaves emerge with a red flush in spring before turning dark green. In the fall the leaves turn bright red and deepen to Burgundy for a long-lasting show of autumn colour.

John Phillips Park
Nine trees planted on November 22, 2023