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.
Any requests received after August 10, 2016, will be placed on a waiting list for 2017.
Planting season for this program runs from MAY to end of AUGUST. 'Planting Season for 2016 is now concluded'
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||Northern Treasure||Amur maple|
|Greenspire Linden||Dakota Pinnacle Birch|
|Majestic Skies Pin Oak||Hot wings maple|
|Mancana Ash||Gladiator Crabapple|
|Prairie Horizon Alder||Starlight Crabapple|
|Weeping Birch||Purple Spire Crabapple|
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)
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
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)
Purple Spire® Crabapple
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)
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 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)
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 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
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)
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
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)