The Metropolis of Kelowna is providing 6 kinds of bushes to householders to purchase and plant this fall

The Kelowna City NeighbourWoods program will take place for the second time in 2021.

All residents who did not purchase a tree from the city during the spring meeting are invited to purchase one of six tree species for $ 50 plus tax.

There are only 350 trees available for purchase this fall, so they are limited to one per household due to traditionally high demand.

“Due to supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to secure as many trees as usual last spring, but that actually worked in our favor,” said Tara Bergeson, the city’s municipal forest technician.

“Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees because of the cooler weather. We hope that the residents will support us in our goal of becoming a greener city by enlarging our urban canopy. “

The following six tree species will be available for purchase this fall:

  • Galaxy magnolia
  • Galilean Kousa dogwood
  • Ivory silk japanese tree lilac
  • Hungarian gingko
  • Northern Herald Redbud
  • Redpointe maple

You can find out more about the program on the City of Kelowna website and order your dream tree from 8:00 am on Wednesday, September 1st.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no personal collection this year either, so the trees will be delivered to your home from October 7th to 8th.

Residents looking for compost to plant their new tree or winterize gardens can visit Glenmore Landfill, where GlenGrow and OgoGrow composts are available for purchase.

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