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White Pine


Pinus strobus native, evergreen, green needles 4″ long, cones 6″ long, fast growth rate, majestic in appearance, Ontario’s provincial tree.

White Cedar


Thuja occidentalis native, evergreen, green scale like foliage, bell shaped cones 1/2″ long, slow to medium growth rate, common tree for hedging or windbreak, very tough.

White Ash


Fraxinus americana native, deciduous, satin green leaves turning yellow and purple in the fall, tassel shaped fruit, medium growth rate, popular for their fall colour. Planting is not recommended due to the presence of Emerald Ash Borer.

Tulip Tree


Liriodendron tulipifera—known as the tulip tree, American tulip tree, tulipwood, tuliptree, tulip poplar, whitewood, fiddletree, and yellow-poplar—is the North American representative of the two-species genus Liriodendron (the other member is Liriodendron chinense), and the tallest eastern hardwood.

Sugar Maple

Acer saccharum native, deciduous, green leaves turning yellow, orange or pale red in fall, produces maple key fruit, slow to medium growth rate, yields Maple syrup, majestic specimen tree.

White Spruce


Picea glauca native, evergreen, green needles, 2″ long cones, medium growth rate, can be planted as a specimen or a wind break.

Silver Maple


Acer saccharinum native, deciduous, green leaves with silver undersides sometimes turning a pale yellow in the fall, produces maple key fruit, fast growth rate, popular specimen tree



Amelanchier canadensis native, deciduous, light green leaves turning to yellow or orange or purple in fall, edible round berry fruit, medium growth rate, thin crown, works well in a naturalized area

Scots Pine


Pinus sylvestris non-native, evergreen, green needles 3″ long, medium growth rate when young, slow when older, interesting flaky orange bark and awkward growth form.

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia is a usually thorny shrub or small tree growing to 5–7 m (16–23 ft) in height. Its stems, buds, and leaves have a dense covering of silvery to rusty scales. The leaves are alternate, lanceolate, 4–9 cm (1 1⁄2–3 1⁄2 in) long and 1.0–2.5 cm (3⁄8–1 in) broad, with a smooth margin.

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