This spring, Vancouver residents who are looking for a little more nature in their lives can bring home a young tree through an initiative called TreeKeepers.
The TreeKeepers program aims to distribute several thousand trees this spring, building possibly the largest collective urban orchard in North America, distributed around the city. House, townhouse, apartment dwellers and even businesses are invited to participate. All of the trees have been specifically chosen for urban spaces and many can be planted either in the ground or grown in a large pot. There are 18 trees to choose from including gingko, japanese maple and fig, apple and plum fruit trees.
We’ve long known the benefits of trees to the environment, but what about the benefits to us? Bringing home a tree for your yard or patio is one small way to add nature to your outdoor space and, depending on the tree you choose, you could harvest fruit from it too.
The trees are heavily discounted at only $10 each. Visit treekeepers.ca to choose your tree and pick-up location.
The TreeKeepers program was launched as one of the key goals of Vancouver’s Greenest City campaign. It is a partnership managed by Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver and the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.