ReLeaf Tree Planting Program

Every year, Trees Winnipeg is pleased to present our popular ReLeaf Tree Planting Program to private property owners (commercial, residential, etc.) in Winnipeg. For about $55.00 per package, you can order online from our diverse selection of high-quality trees. Each collection includes your tree, mulch, tree guards, and proper tree planting information to help you give your new tree its best start! And that means WATERING – so please watch our YouTube video!

Why Should We Plant More Trees?

Winnipeg’s urban canopy is under threat by Dutch elm disease (DED) and emerald ash borer (EAB). Winnipeg is at risk of losing approximately two-thirds of its urban canopy and is currently losing thousands of trees annually.  In 2019, there were over 9,400 elm trees marked for removal because of DED. Planting new trees on our own property is a great way to help preserve our iconic green urban canopy, as well as providing the environmental, economic, and social benefits associated with trees.

ReLeaf Tree Care

It’s important to understand that young trees may not live their full lifespan if they don’t receive proper planting and care early on. Our Tree Planting 101 provides you with the information required to give your ReLeaf trees their best start. If you have a question after watching our video, send it to our Ask An Arborist service so one of the professional Arborists on our board of directors can be consulted. We’ll email you an answer in two weeks or less.

Trees Winnipeg is a partner of the Million Tree Challenge. Let ReLeaf be your gateway to greening our city. All trees planted through ReLeaf must be planted in Winnipeg and will automatically be counted towards the Million Tree Challenge. The Winnipeg Releaf Program is a collaborative project between Trees Winnipeg, the City of Winnipeg and Trees Canada.

By way of example, here’s the list of trees we sold as part of our 2020 ReLeaf program. Stay tuned for our 2021 list!

How Can I Order a ReLeaf Tree Package?

  1. Once we’ve announced our next ReLeaf Program is live and online, you can choose your favourite tree collection(s) from the downloadable order form. You’re welcome to purchase multiple tree collections — just ensure you have enough space! There are limited quantities of each tree collection and every year they do sell out, so we encourage you to order early.
    • Online Form – Type in your information, save the PDF to your desktop, and email it back to us, OR:
    • Printer-friendly Form – Fill in the form by hand and send by regular mail
    • Note: a PDF viewer is required for both forms – free to download here
  2. Once you’ve completed the sign-up form, it’s time for payment, which you can send to us one of two ways:
    • Email to: office@treeswinnipeg.org (Please note: When your form is complete, save it to your computer and send it through email).
    • Snail Mail to: Trees Winnipeg, 1539 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 4V7
  3. Once your sign-up form and payment are received, Trees Winnipeg will send you a confirmation of your order, and detailed instructions for the tree pick up that will include your tree pick-up date.
  4. Once your trees are planted and they’ve had time to establish (about three years), participants will be randomly select to have their trees quickly surveyed. The surveys will help us evaluate the success of the ReLeaf program and allow us to improve the program for the future. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I plant these trees outside the city?

The Fall ReLeaf was made possible due to the support of the City of Winnipeg, Tree Canada and the Million Tree Challenge Campaign. All trees MUST be planted in Winnipeg and will be counted towards the challenge. 

What size are the ReLeaf trees? 

Every year, our ReLeaf trees vary in size depending on the species we’ve ordered and growing conditions. Here is a general guideline for approximate heights:

  • Hackberry, Basswood, and Amur Cherry ‘Ming’ are ~4ft to 5ft
  • Pagoda dogwood is ~3ft 

What if I miss the tree pick-up date?

Unfortunately, we cannot hold trees past the designated pick-up date. If trees are not collected, they will be donated on your behalf to a charitable tree planting event in Winnipeg. Refunds are not provided.

How do I transport my ReLeaf trees? 

These trees are easy to transport, and most tree orders fit in a regular-sized car. If you have any concerns about transporting your trees, please feel free to call our office in advance at (204) 832-7188. Trees can sometimes be a bit messy, especially if they’ve been recently watered, so we recommend covering your car seat or trunk with a tarp or blanket.

Please note that we do not recommend you pick up your tree via bicycle; ReLeaf trees can be as tall as 5 ft so a vehicle is strongly recommended!

How many trees are in a “tree collection”?

Each collection will come with one tree, mulch, and a tree guard.

Can I plant these trees on the boulevard? 

Due to their size, ReLeaf trees are not suitable for city boulevards as they can be easily damaged by vandalism or snow-clearing equipment. For this reason, the City of Winnipeg has very specific requirements when selecting trees for boulevards. If you would like to have a tree planted on your boulevard, contact 311 or arrange to pay for the tree planting yourself through the City’s homeowner agreement.