Put some spring in your winter by ordering tree seedlings from Otonabee Conservation

Order now from among 39 native species of trees and shrubs and pick up and pay in the spring

Available to landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed, Otonabee Conservation's Tree Seedling Sales Program encourages people to enhance their properties and the natural environment. When placed strategically around a single-family home, trees can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 per cent. (Photo courtesy of Otonabee Conservation)
Available to landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed, Otonabee Conservation's Tree Seedling Sales Program encourages people to enhance their properties and the natural environment. When placed strategically around a single-family home, trees can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 per cent. (Photo courtesy of Otonabee Conservation)

You can put some spring in your winter by ordering tree seedlings right now from Otonabee Conservation.

You can choose from among 39 native species of evergreen and broad leaf tree and shrub seedlings at prices ranging from $23.75 to $62.50 for 25 seedlings (the minimum order for any one species). The trees and shrubs are bare-root seedlings, approximately one to two years old, and range in size from 6 to 30 inches.

The deadline for placing your order online at www.otonabeeconservation.com is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Otonabee Conservation’s Tree Seedling Sales Program is available to landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed.

“Trees play an important role in maintaining a healthy and resilient natural environment,” says Meredith Carter, Manager of the Watershed Management Program at Otonabee Conservation.

“Trees and forests protect water quality in our rivers and streams. They provide habitat for birds and other wildlife and they add to the health of our communities by purifying the air and enhancing the environment that surrounds us.”

Otonabee Conservation expects the tree and shrub seedlings to arrive at the conservation authority office in late April, at which time landowners will be contacted and pick-up times will be arranged. Payment is required when picking up your seedlings (cash, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express will be accepted).

Here are the available species as of January 5, 2019, with pricing per unit (25 seedlings):

  • Allegheny Serviceberry ($50.00)
  • Balsam Fir ($27.50)
  • Bebb’s Willow ($47.50)
  • Bitternut Hickory ($43.75)
  • Black Cherry ($62.50)
  • Black Walnut ($25.00)
  • Burr Oak ($35.00)
  • Buttonbush ($27.50)
  • Choke Cherry ($37.50)
  • Elderberry ($35.00)
  • European Larch ($50.00)
  • Grey Dogwood ($47.50)
  • Highbush Cranberry ($43.75)
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree ($50.00)
  • Nannyberry ($43.75)
  • Ninebark ($43.75)
  • Norway Spruce ($28.75)
  • Paper Birch ($26.25)
  • Pin Oak ($31.25)
  • Pussy Willow ($47.50)
  • Red Cedar ($23.75)
  • Red Maple ($47.50)
  • Red Oak ($37.50)
  • Red Osier Dogwood ($37.50)
  • Red Pine ($23.75)
  • River Birch ($50.00)
  • Saskatoon Serviceberry ($50.00)
  • Shadblow Serviceberry ($47.50)
  • Silky Dogwood ($47.50)
  • Silver Maple ($56.25)
  • Speckled Alder ($50.00)
  • Spicebush ($62.50)
  • Sugar Maple ($37.50)
  • Swamp White Oak ($27.50)
  • Sycamore ($55.00)
  • Tulip Tree ($31.25)
  • White Cedar ($23.75)
  • White Pine ($23.75)
  • White Spruce ($23.75)

More details on each species are available at www.otonabeeconservation.com.

Otonabee Conservation has been involved in tree planting and forest management since the early 1960s. The conservation authority owns and manages 2,309 hectares of forest, hosts the annual Scout Trees Program of Scouts Canada, and plants trees annually in partnership with private landowners and municipalities.

The Tree Seedling Sales Program is intended to encourage reforestation of idle or marginal lands, enhance the diversity of forests, and encourage the sustainability of forests and long-term management of existing forests throughout the watershed region.

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