The Saskatoon Tree Tour

We have published a citizens' self-touring Tree Tour booklet.

Photo by Paddy Tutty

The Booklet

The Saskatoon Tree Tour booklet is a guide to impressive examples of species growing in our city. The new 2015 edition (updated and reprinted in 2018) revises SOS Elms' original 2004 booklet.

In July 2014 we invited the public to nominate trees for possible inclusion in this update, and we got excellent response. The new guide includes 24 individual trees with fine examples of the basic stalwarts such as American elm, Manitoba maple, and Colorado blue spruce. It also has unique and unusual trees such as Ohio buckeye, Douglas fir, Amur corktree, and black walnut. Chances are you will see some tree species that you have never heard of before and perhaps pick up some ideas for new trees to try in your own yard. Five "tree destination sites" in Saskatoon are also included (Woodlawn Cemetery, Patterson Garden Arboretum, University Campus, Forestry Farm, and Richard St. Barbe Baker Park) along with some historical articles about early Saskatoon tree planting.

Where to find it

Copies of the Saskatoon Tree Tour are available at the following locations:

  • Steep Hill Food Co-op (730 Broadway)
  • The Better Good (714 Broadway)
  • The Refinery (609 Dufferin Ave.)
  • Wild Birds Unlimited (2600 8th Street)
  • Galleria kiosk, Innovation Place (U. of S.)
  • McNally Robinson Booksellers (3130 8th St. E.)
  • Scoles Fine Arts and Framing (106-335 Packham Ave.)
  • Western Development Museum Gift Shop (2610 Lorne Ave. S.)
  • Twig & Squirrel (504 20th St West)
  • Green Ark (212 20th St West)
  • Beaver Creek Conservation Area

Some of the locations include donation boxes.