Resident Tree Planting Program

NEW IN 2022!
  The Town of View Royal is launching a new Resident Tree Planting Program. Funded by income received through tree removal permitting, the Resident Tree Planting Program encourages residents to contribute to View Royal’s urban canopy within their private property.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible for the Resident Tree Planting Program if you answer YES to all these questions:

  • Do you own a home in View Royal?
  • Do you have extra outdoor green space suitable for tree planting?
  • Are you able to plant and care for a new tree(s) on your property long-term?

What is the Cost?

The Resident Tree Planting Program is 100% free for participants; there is no cost to residents. The Program is entirely funded through income received through the Town's tree removal permitting process.

How do I Apply?

Applying to participate in the Resident Tree Planting Program is easy! Simply complete the Application Form and submit it to the Town for consideration. Completed applications can be submitted:

Apply at any time! There is no deadline for applications.

What Happens Next?

  • Once the Town reviews your application, an arborist contracted by the Town will visit your address to ensure site suitability for the size and type of tree(s) requested;
  • You will need to complete a BC One “Call Before you Dig” request to ensure that trees are not planted over underground utilities by calling 1-800-474-6886 or;
  • The Town will arrange for the purchase and delivery of your tree(s) to your home;
  • You will plant and care for your new tree(s). Consider renting a water bag from the Town to help your new tree(s) stay well watered;
  • Once you have planted your tree(s), take some photos and email them to

Additional Information:

  • List of Routinely Available & Recommended Tree Species (Coming Soon)
  • Rent a Water Bag from the Town