Tree Voucher Program

If you are a registered property owner in the City of Nanaimo, you can participate in our tree voucher program. This means you can purchase a tree to plant on your property for a reduced cost of $25 each. 

Past paper tree vouchers are now expired. Fill out this form to request a renewed electronic voucher.

Guidelines

  • Must be a registered property owner in the City of Nanaimo;
  • Property owners are limited to 2 vouchers per year;
  • Not redeemable for cash;
  • Redemption value not to exceed $90.00;
  • Vouchers are not to be used to fulfill Tree Removal or Building Permit Requirements.
  • All sales are final once vouchers are redeemed.

Voucher Tree Parameters

  1. The trees can be either deciduous, evergreen, coniferous or fruit and nut trees and are required to achieve a diameter of 6cm or greater and height of 4.5m or greater at maturity.
  2. Non-accepted Trees / Other:  Hedges, palm tree varieties, invasive tree species (e.g. English holly or English hawthorn), dwarf trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, standards, weeping varieties or other garden products are not accepted.
  3. Western red cedar is not recommended (unless there is a good irrigation system in place) as this species does not do well over extended drought conditions. Leyland cypress can be utilized as an alternative to cedar as it is a hardy species tolerant to a range of environmental conditions (just not in hedge form).  Arbutus trees are also not  recommended as they have a notoriously high mortality rate when planted from a pot.
  4. The nursery would have the best idea as to species suitability for your specific site conditions.

Steps to Receive a Tree Voucher

  • Apply for the voucher using the form below;
  • Your application will be sent to a monitored email inbox;
  • You will be contacted once your application has been reviewed and confirmed with payment options;
  • Once payment has been received/processed, we will email you a voucher number and instructions to pick up your new tree.

Payment Options

We are able to accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express for online payment of the Tree Vouchers ($25 each). 

Participating Garden Centres

These garden centres are participating in the 2022 tree voucher program

Tree Voucher Program Application

Are you currently working with the City of Nanaimo on a Building or Tree Removal Permit?

I am the registered owner of the property where the tree will be planted

I have read the Tree Voucher Program guidelines at the top of this page

Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.

Any questions? Feel free to reach out at environment@nanaimo.ca.

Last updated: May 5, 2022

Help us improve our website

Don't include private or financial information in this form.

Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.