The City of St. John's has an annual tree planting program which is carried out in May or June. On average the City plants approximately 400 to 500 trees annually at a cost of approximately $50,000.
The main objective of the program is diversification and sustainability of the urban forest. The relatively uniform age of the City's deciduous trees has been cited as a reason for insect infestation over the past 10 years. Annual tree planting addresses the balance between native and hardy non-native species suited to the local climate. To address the high percentage of deciduous trees within the urban forest, 50 per cent of the new trees planted annually are coniferous.
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