Trees in Grande Prairie by Zone

Zone 2

  • Black Ash *NOTE: Due to an outbreak of cottony psyllid in Grande Prairie, planting this tree is not recommended.*
  • Green Ash *NOTE: This species is not recommended for planting due to the approach of emerald ash borer to Alberta.*
  • Swedish Columnar Aspen *Note: This tree species is not recommended for planting within the City of Grande Prairie due to the prevalence of Bronze Leaf Disease in this area*
  • Trembling Aspen
  • Cutleaf Weeping Birch *Note: This species is not recommended for planting within the City of Grande Prairie due to an extended outbreak of Bronze Birch Borer in the area*
  • Paper Birch *Note: This tree is not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie due to a prolonged outbreak of the Bronze Birch Borer.*
  • Amur Cherry
  • Schubert Chokecherry
  • Flowering Crabapple
  • American Elm
  • Siberian Elm
  • Balsam Fir
  • Manitoba Maple *Not suitable for growth next to sidewalks or driveways due to tendency for infestation by sucking insects that excrete honeydew.*
  • Jack Pine
  • Lodgepole Pine
  • Balsam Poplar *Note: Fluffy seeds in spring can be untidy and cause allergic reactions*
  • Hybrid Poplar
  • Northwest Poplar
  • Colorado Spruce *Note: Due to the prevalence of pests affecting this species, it is not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie.*
  • White Spruce
  • Laurel-leaf Willow
  • White Willow

Zone 2-3

  • Apple
  • Mountain Ash

Zone 3 and 3B

  • Mayday Cherry *Note: Mayday trees are not recommended for planting in Grande Prairie due to their susceptibility to Black Knot Disease.  Amur cherry is recommended as a replacement, as it is highly ornamental and resistant to Black Knot Disease*
  • Douglas Fir 3B
  • Hawthorn
  • Japanese Lilac Tree
  • Siberian Larch
  • Linden
  • Amur Maple
  • Bur Oak
  • Buckeye Ohio *Note: All parts of this tree are poisonous. Do not consume.*
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Scots Pine
  • Swiss Stone Pine
  • Plum
  • Tower Poplar
  • Norway Spruce
  • Golden Willow