Vancouver supports a diverse and healthy urban forest. Our streets have over 140,000 trees.
How we care for trees
The City of Vancouver maintains all public trees in Vancouver, including trees that line our streets, trees that are in parks, and trees along boulevards.
Our Park Board arborists grow trees at our tree farm and plant thousands of new trees each year. Arborists also prune and remove trees and deal with tree pests and diseases.
We can also help with additional street beautification projects and prepare planting sites around the base of public trees. Extra flowers that couldn't be planted in public parks are available for these planting sites.
How you can help
- Watch out for vandalism of trees.
- Be careful around young trees when you use a lawnmower or weed trimmer.
- Water newly-planted trees over their roots twice per week – especially in hot, dry weather. Two watering cans or five to ten minutes from a slow-running hose will do.
- Participate with your school or community group in Arbor Week tree-planting activities.
- Take an educational program about tree care.