The Great Forest Lawn Tree Move

Sept. 15th Update: Wow! Calgary, your response has been amazing!

Thank you everyone for the great response! We are attempting to get back to you within a timely manner. Please be patient!

Hundreds of trees are looking for a good home!

International Avenue will be transformed as part of the reconstruction green project for the new Bus Rapid Transitway.

International Avenue BRZ is offering trees to be relocated. Many large elms, green ash and Schubert Cherry trees are up for grabs in the first massive reusable project undertaken of its kind! Thanks City of Calgary for agreeing to let us find new homes.

How It Works

The landscaping firm of D and D Plant Care has been chosen to provide the only moving services. You will need to go through the BRZ office in order to receive a tree. Priority will be given to locals, but we will try our best to get back to you early next week with options. Depending on your tree type you’d like we will provide the location shortly of where it is currently situated.


The cost is $400 plus GST for tree moving costs.

If you live outside the Greater Forest Lawn area please donate to our special event fund to benefit the citizens of GFL. (suggest $100 but whatever you can afford). Trees are AS-IS.

This doesn’t mean that Forest Lawn is losing its ‘Forest’

When the redesign project is completed, 500 trees will be back on the Avenue in 2018.