Tree Request for New Neighbourhoods
These list of trees are only available to the following neighborhoods:
Aspen Ridge, Brighton, Evergreen, Kensington, Rosewood and Stonebridge.
ALL other neighborhoods please refer to the tree list for Established Neighborhoods. Thank you
Thank you for your interest in requesting a tree on the City-Owned portion of your front and/or side boulevard.
Please Note: Trees listed for the 2018 Planting Season are subject to availability.
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. (smaller in size)
Please note: Sizes below refer to at maturity
Large (15m or greater)
Medium (9 - 15m)
Small (9m or less)
|American elm||Ironwood||Hot Wings® maple|
|Corinthian Little Leaf linden||Flame Amur maple|
|Nobility® White ash||Royal Frost Hybrid birch|
|Tuxedo White ash||Ivory Pillar Tree lilac|
|Harvest Gold linden||Pyramidal Mountian-ash|
|Big River crabapple|
|Shaughnessy Cohen crabapple|
|Emerald Spire columnar crabapple|
|Purple Spire crabapple|
Descriptions and Characteristics of Common Species in Saskatoon
Alder - N/A
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: 12 m(40 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
American Basswood- N/A
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
Shaughnessy Cohen Crabapple - Available 2018
Bright reddish coloured foliage is one of the first to leaf out in spring. Very full, large fuchsia pink flowers. Uniform rounded form. Small reddish fruit attracts birds in winter
Mature Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 6 m (19 ft)
Ivory Pillar Tree lilac - Available 2018
Showy white fragrant blooms in the late spring early summer, and dark green foliage throughout the season.
Mature height: 6m (20 ft)
Spread: 4m (14 ft)
Emerald Spire® Columnar Crabapple - Available 2018
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: 3-6 m (10-20 ft)
Spread: 1.5-3 m (5-10 ft)
Harvest Gold linden - Available 2018
Upright oval shaped linden heart shaped green foliage turns yellow in the fall. Exfoliating bark adds interest.
Mature Height: 10-12 m (35-45 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Parkland Pillar® Birch - N/A
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: 7-9 m (22-29 ft)
Spread: 3 m (6-7 ft)
Big River Crabapple - Available -2018
Beautiful small accent tree with tight pyramidal growth. Pink flowers in spring are followed by small purple fruit that persist into winter. Foliage is a bronzy green throughout the summer. Orange-yellow Fall Colour. Excellent disease resistance.
Mature Height: 3-6 m (10-20 ft)
Spread: 1.5 -3m (5-10 ft)
Tuxedo White Ash - Available 2018
Large, compact, oval headed tree with long leaflets of attractive green foliage. Yellow fall colour. Dark brown winter buds.
Mature height: 16 m (52 ft)
Spread: 12 m (39 ft)
Northern Treasure Ash -N/A
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)
Nobility® White Ash - Available 2018
A particularly hardy selection of this desirable species, with an upright growth habit and spectacular purple fall color.
Mature height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 6 m (19 ft)
Purple Spire® Crabapple - Available 2018
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 2018
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: 3-6 m(10-20 ft)
Spread: 3-6 m(10-20 ft)
Green Ash - N/A
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 2018
This ornamental crabapple is an attractive tree for the landscape. They are appreciated for their beautiful flowers, 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 (13 ft)
Spread: 2.5m (9 ft)
American Elm - Available 2018
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: 20-30 m (66-98 ft)
Spread: 15-25 m(50-82 ft)
Corinthian Little Leaf Linden - Available 2018
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.
Corinthian (Tilia cordata 'Corinthian') is more compact with evenly spaced branches with dark glossy leaves. (12-14m hght, 4-5m spread)
Mature height: 10-12 m (33-40 ft)
Spread: 8-10 m (26-32 ft)
Flame Amur maple - Available 2018
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: 5-6 m (15-19 ft)
Spread: 5-8 m (15- 25 ft)
Hot Wings® Maple - Available 2018
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: 7-8 m(25 ft)
Spread: 5-6 m(20 ft)
Courageous Crabapple - Available 2018
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 turns green.
Mature height: 3-6 m (10-20 ft)
Spread: 1.5-3m (5-10 ft)
Pyramidal Mountain-ash - Available 2018
Upright pyramidal form trees has dark green leaves in the summer that turn yellow and red in the fall, with orange-red clusters of berry fruit.
Mature height: 6m (18ft)
Spread: 2m (6ft)
Bur oak - N/A
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.
Ohio Buckeye - N/A
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. Its leaves 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 - N/A
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)
Ironwood - Available 2018
Slow growing, medium sized tree with slender spreading branches. Hop like fruit add interest in the winter, and leaves persist into winter.
Mature height: 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 6m (19 ft)
Royal Frost® Hybrid Birch - Available 2018
An upright pyramidal birch featuring burgundy-red to purple foliage, showy yellow-orange to red fall color and attractive white bark.
Mature height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 6 m (19ft)