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The City of Grande Prairie completes its tree planting program in the fall beginning in late September.

Tree PlantingThere are two preferred planting times - the spring and the fall.  Avoid planting during the heat of midsummer especially if supplemental irrigation is not available.

    Spring Planting - Late May or June is preferred.  Spring planting allows the plant to replace some of the roots lost when it was dug out of the tree nursery.  By fall there are more roots present to capture water and help the plant fend off winter desiccation.  This is especially important for evergreens.

    Fall Planting - This is dormant season planting.  Plant deciduous trees after the leaves have fallen and coniferous plants about the same time.  These plants will wait until next spring to grow out into the backfill soil.


Tree Planting


Planting Procedures

Be sure you have all underground utilities located prior to digging:

  1. Contact Alberta One Call for electricity, natural gas, telephone and cable service locates.
  2. Contact Aquatera at 780-538-0348 for your water/sewer service locates. 

For instructions on how to properly plant a tree, click here. (PDF, 1.28MB) 

Last updated: 12/10/2014 9:11:45 AM