Lakewood to host first annual tree sale
Published on February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023 – The City of Lakewood will host its first annual tree sale beginning March 1 through March 31 or as supply is available. The Lakewood Tree Sale is intended to encourage Lakewood residents to support an increased tree canopy in the city.
Deeply discounted trees will be offered at $25 per tree, up to 1-inch caliper, with a limit of four trees per household. Ten diverse species of trees will be available including maple, catalpa, hackberry, redbud, coffee tree, oak, cyprus and linden. Tree pickup will be Saturday, April 15 from 7 a.m. to noon at the City Greenhouse, 9556 W. Yale Ave. Learn more about the tree species, planting and care instructions, at Lakewood.org/TreeSale.
“The tree sale is an exciting opportunity to offer our residents trees at discounted prices, reducing the financial barrier to buying trees, and supporting the city’s sustainability goals,” said Forestry Supervisor Luke Killoran.
The city has a better idea of where more trees need to be planted after completing an assessment of the publicly and privately owned tree canopy in the city in 2022. This assessment also provided a way to evaluate viable planting areas and locations with the most need for additional tree coverage. Residents can gain real-time access to the city's tree data and view tree canopies by city ward, ZIP code and more, using the TreePlotter™ tree canopy map to see the canopy in their neighborhoods. Learn more about the city’s tree canopy with the Tree Canopy Fact Sheet at Lakewood.org/TreeCanopyMap.
The city’s Sustainability Plan includes a goal to achieve 30% tree canopy coverage by 2025. The tree canopy assessment shows the city’s canopy coverage at 16% and a possible planting area of 41%. As part of the effort to increase the tree canopy, the city has funding set aside to support an annual tree sale for residents and to increase plantings on city properties.