Urban tree program City of Kelowna trees for sale now

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    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    If anyone is in City of Kelowna or has friends family there — note this program (link below)

    trees are for sale now

    i like the « benefits of urban trees » section of website link below

    I don’t know characteristics of these tree names listed (see attached jpg)

    a leafy bit of hope during this continuing smoke and wildfire situation in Okanagan region of BC
    https://www.kelowna.ca/parks-recrea...d=Unc4oJ6Efsr92gosa4dTtLb9DjWAazqyJq-dhguH42M

    benefits
    https://www.kelowna.ca/parks-recreation/urban-trees-wildlife/urban-trees
     

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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    When you click the + plus sign, does it expand to give the characteristics?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes. Depending on how much detail Georgia Strait is looking for. But more about each could of course be found by looking at printed or web depictions elsewhere.

    On another subject I see checking just the first growth category the weedy Norway maple is included. So, I assume other problematic trees appear elsewhere in the menu of supposedly acceptable kinds. I have seen unsuitable choices on other municipal approved/recommended tree lists. Which would seem to defeat their purpose.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    There do seem to be a few head scratchers, particularly if considered through a climate change or likely pests of the future perspective.
     
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    Interesting feedback

    I wonder what would be ideal public sidewalk trees in this climate —- for RonB this is similar to Yakima or Wenatchee WA State

    My list assuming a short list of climate zone approved trees

    easy to establish
    Size vs utility wires
    FireSmart
    Low water
    Easy maintenance (dropped fruit etc)
    Wildlife friendly
    Disease resistance
    Doesn’t invade water / sewage systems
    Attractive (ie not requiring brutal haircuts)

    just curious - thank you
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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