Urban Forestry

The City of Nanaimo contains a significant urban forest that is a vital part of our local heritage and community.  The urban forest includes all trees and ground vegetation found throughout the City on both private and public land.

Application Forms for Tree Removal/Protection

Tree Planting Programs

The City works with a wide range of community organizations, volunteers and developers to plant trees throughout the City.

Using funds provided through cash-in-lieu payments, fines, and residual street tree planting requirements; urban forestry staff have planted hundreds of trees in our Parks and along our streets. We have also helped residents plant more trees on their property, through our tree voucher program.

Example of planting projects include:

  • Playground Shade Trees
    • Linley Point Gyro
  • Street Tree Projects
    • Howard Avenue (South of Second Street)
  • Restoration Projects
    • Departure Creek Realignment - Departure Bay Centennial Park
    • Millstone River Riparian Restoration - Wall Street / Nanaimo Curling Club
    • Chase River Riparian Restoration Project - Harewood Centennial Park 
  • November 2019 Tree Voucher Program Poster

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Contact Us

Patrick McIntosh Urban Forestry Coordinator
250-755-4429 ext. 4357

Last updated: May 28, 2020

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