Tree Request for New Neighborhoods
Thank you for your interest in requesting a tree on the City-Owned portion of your front and/or side boulevard.
Planting season for this program runs from MAY to end of AUGUST.
Tree planting requests are processed in the order in which they are received.
Please include your top 3 tree species in order of preference in the comments section of the application.
Not all first choices can be fulfilled.
Some trees are in 5 to 10 gallon containers, and some are spring planted 'bare root' from our Missouri Gravel Bed.
Please note: the trees species are limited in numbers.
Large (15m or greater)
Medium (9 - 15m)
Small (9m or less)
|American Elm||Prairie SpireTM Green ash||Amur maple|
|Northern Blaze® White Ash||Dropmore Linden||Pin Cherry|
|Cardinal Royal® Mountainash||Hot wings maple|
|Purple Spire® Crabapple|
|Emerald Spire® Columnar Crabapple|
|Golden Eclipse Lilac|
|Parkland Pillar® Birch|
Descriptions and Characteristics of Common Species in Saskatoon
This is a cold hardy tree that will grow in both dry and wet locations. They are fast-growing, have a low canopy, and an upright spreading habit. Alders areattractive for their dark green glossy leaves and polished brown-grey bark.Their purple catkins and clusters of small brown cones add winter interest.
Mature Height: 12m(40ft)
This attractive, large shade tree is easy to maintain and grows at a moderate rate.It is a low-headed pyramidal tree in its youth, becoming more round as it matures.The striking, dark green leaves are large and broad, growing up to 20cm (8”) on a mature tree. The leaves are beautiful in autumn when they turn vivid yellow. The basswood also produces fragrant yellow flowers in late June.Cultivars:• Redmond (Tilia americana ‘Redmond’) has large shiny light green heart-shaped leaves with a downy white underside
This tree is oval in shape and and has a uniform branching habit. It has compound leaves and a moderate growth rate. It performs best when planted in full sun, and provided with adequate moisture. Cultivars:• Fallgold (Fraxinus nigra ‘Fallgold’) is a seedless selection
Cardinal Royal® Mountain-ash - Available 2017
This medium sized tree has a straight growing trunk and uniform branching habit. White blooms in the spring are followed by red persistent fruit in the fall. Dark green leaves, silvery underneath, turn orange-red in the fall.
Mature height: 9-12m (30-40ft)
Spread: 3-6m (10-20ft)
Courageous Crabapple - Available 2017
In early spring this tree is covered with pink flowers. It has a broad upright growth habit. New leaves emerge in a bronzy red color, then turn green.
Mature height: 3-6m (10-20ft)
Spread: 1.5-3m (5-10ft)
Emerald Spire® Columnar Crabapple - Available 2017
This is a slow growing crabapple that has a columnar form. Pink flowers emerge in the spring followed by red fruit. Great as an accent tree.
Mature Height: 3-6m (10-20ft)
Spread: 1.5-3m (5-10ft)
Golden Eclipse Lilac - Available 2017
Foliage is a dark green with a light green edging which turns a golden color as it matures. It has beautiful coloured flowers in June for approximately two weeks.
Mature Height: 6-10m (19-32ft)
Spread: 5-7m (16-22ft)
Parkland Pillar® Birch - Available 2017
The Parkland Pillar birch is a fast growing, columnar shaped tree with dense green foliage and chalk white bark. Its leaves turn golden in the fall. It is harder than paper birch, drought tolerant and insect resistant.
Mature Height: 7-9m (22-29ft)
Spread: 3m (6-7ft)
Pin Cherry - Available 2017
Small slender shrubby tree with branches spreading at broad angles. Deep green foliage that turns yellow to red in the fall. Bright red sour fruit ripens in late summer and is good for making jellies or wine.
Mature Height: 5m (16ft)
Spread: 3m (10ft)
Ironwood - Available 2017
Slow growing, medium sized tree with slender spreading branches. Hop like fruit add interest in the winter and leaves persist into the winter.
Mature Height: 10m (32ft)
Spread: 6m (19ft)
This attractive shade tree has an oval form with dense canopy, and produces no seeds. The striking compound feather-like foliage turns to a beautiful fallgold colour.
• Northern treasure is a cross between the native Black Ash and the Mancana Ash (Fraxinus nigra x mandshurica)
Mature height: 10m (33ft)
Spread: 6–7m (20-30ft)
Northern Treasure Ash
Northern Treasure is a cross between the native black ash and a mandchurian ash. It's an attractive shade tree with an upright oval form. Lacy leaves turn a golden fall color.
Mature height: 15m (50ft)
Spread: 6–9m (20-30ft)
Northern Blaze White Ash - Available 2017
This attractive tree has an upright form and dense canopy. Northern Blaze maintains a central leader and an even distribution of branches. The striking green foliage turns yellowish to purplish peach in the fall.
Mature height: 15-18m (50-60ft)
Spread: 7-9m (25-30ft)
Purple Spire® Crabapple - Available 2017
This tree has a compact columnar form that is ideal for planting on side boulevards or in small spaces. It has attractive purple foliage and a few pink flowers in the spring.
Mature height: 5m(15ft)
Starlite® Crabapple - Available 2017
This is an attractive tree that has dark glossy green foliage throughout the season, which in the fall turns yellow. In the spring it's covered with clusters of fragrant white flowers. It has an oval form and produces pomes in the fall.
Mature height: 3-6m(10-20ft)
Green Ash - Available 2017
Green ash is a hardy tree tolerant of drought and salt, making it ideal for our prairie environment. It works well as a street tree because it is easy to maintain, hardy and long lived.
• Prairie SpireTM (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Rugby’) has a narrower upright growth habit.
• FoothillsTM (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Heuver’) has an oval shaped canopy.
Mature Height: 15m(50ft)
Gladiator® Crabapple - Available 2017
This ornamental crabapple is an attractive tree for the landscape. They are appreciated for their beautiful fowers, outstanding fragrance, hardiness, and ability to grow in most conditions.This is an outstanding flowering crabapple with an narrow upright to columnar growth habit and bronze-purple foliage. Stunning clusters of rose coloured buds open to fragrant pink flowers in spring and produce showy purple fruit in the fall.
Mature height: 4m(13ft)
American Elm - Available 2017
American elm is considered a majestic tree that adds a feeling of richness to Saskatoon’s downtown and older residential neighbourhoods. It is a high-headed spreading tree with a unique umbrella shape; these characteristics make them ideal for street boulevards and for providing us with excellent shade.
Due to the threat of Dutch Elm Disease, the Province of Saskatchewan issues a pruning ban between April 1 and August 31.
Mature height: 20-30m(66-98ft)
Little Leaf Linden - Available 2017
This tree is pyramidal in shape when young and becomes more rounded as it ages. It is an excellent shade tree, well-suited for street planting. It produces white to yellow fragrant flowers.
Hybrids:• Dropmore (Tilia cordata ‘Dropmore’) has a dense pyramidal shape and is resistant to the linden mite. Greenspire (Tilia cordata 'Greenspire') is a fast growing pyramidal form and the leaves are heart-shaped leathery and dark green.
Mature height: 10-12m (33-40ft)
Spread: 8-10m (26-32ft)
Amur Maple - Available 2017
This small low-headed ornamental tree has dark green three-lobed leaves.The fall foliage can range from orange to an outstanding red, particularly when planted in the full sun. Amur maple produces a two-winged fruit that resembles a miniature lobster claw, and contrasts nicely with the foliage. It is adaptable to relatively wide range of soil and pH ranges. Single-stemmed trees are the best form for boulevard use.
Mature height: 3-5m(10-16ft)
Hot Wings Maple - Available 2017
This tree has dark green foliage that turns scarlet red in the fall and produces showy red samaras in late summer. This is a low maintenance tree and is also considered drought and alkaline tolerant.
Mature height: 7-8m(25ft)
This attractive oval-shaped tree has many ornamental attributes. Its deeply lobed leaves are light green on top and silvery beneath, and it has an excellent yellow autumn colour. This tree is fast growing and prefers a moist site. It is susceptible to die-back in exposed sites or when under moisture stress.Cultivars:• Sienna Glen® freeman maple (Acer x freemanii ‘Sienna’)
This is a small ornamental tree that is very hardy in our prairie climate but requires a well-drained location. It is more resistant to fire blight than other susceptible species.
This is an attractive, long lived shade tree that is ideal for our prairie environment. It has interesting corky bark and lobed leaves that turn an antique yellow in the fall.
This is a low headed tree with an upright oval form. It does best when planted in a sheltered location but can tolerate most urban environmental conditions. Itsleaves are dark green and palmately compound, and may turn orange in the fall.It will produce a large brown nut covered by a prickly husk. There are several mature Ohio buckeye at the Forestry Farm.
Dakota Pinnacle® Asian White Birch
The Dakota Pinnacle birch is a medium to fast growing, columnar shaped tree with dense green foliage and chalk white bark. Its leaves turn yellow in the fall. It is hardier than paper birch, drought tolerant and has above average resistance to bronze birch borer.
Mature height: 10m(35ft)
Muckle Hybrid Plum
Hardy low maintenance tree with a rounded growth habit. Dark green glossy foliage turns orangey red in the fall. Rose pink blooms in early spring.
Mature height: 5m(15ft)
This moderate growing upright tree has graceful weeping branches, with delicate cut leaves, which turn yellow in the fall. The exfoliating paper-like white bark is attractive throughout the year. Needs average to moist conditions; shouldn't be allowed to dry out.
Mature height: 12m(40ft)