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Seedling Giveaway

It’s the time of year again! Please send an email to to reserve your seedlings.

Remember these are bare-root baby trees – sticks really ranging in size from 6” to 24” depending on the type.

Pick up dates still to be arranged.  Mid to end of April , beginning of May.  We will connect with you by email once we have a confirmation of delivery.

Limits in place: Limit 2 EACH - Colorado Spruce and White Pine

Limit 1 EACH - Paper Birch, Red Maple, Red Oak, Saskatoon Serviceberry, Silver Maple, White Oak


  • In the wild, Picea pungens grows to about 23 m (75 ft), but when planted in parks and gardens it seldom exceeds 15 m (49 ft) tall by 5 m (16 ft) wide. The tree can grow larger if the tip is cut when it is at least 3 years old. It has scaly grey bark on the trunk with yellowish-brown branches.

  • Waxy gray-green leaves, up to 3 cm (1 in) long, are arranged radially on the shoots which curve upwards. The pale brown cones are up to 10 cm (4 in) long. Male cones are found on the entire tree, whereas the female cones are found at the top of the tree.

  • grows best in a location with moist, well-drained soil made fertile through the use of soil amendments. However, this tree can adapt to a variety of soils—loamy, sandy, or clay.

  • Colorado spruce has a slow to medium growth rate, growing less than 12 to 24 inches annually. This tree does not need to be pruned but can be if you want denser foliage. 

PAPER BIRCH - Native Tree

  • most striking feature is its peeling white bark, which is highlighted with streaks of pink and black. In spring, it produces hanging clusters of catkins that are very attractive when in bloom. Most specimens have bright-colored fall foliage.

  • Are a larval host for luna moth caterpillars. They also attract a number of birds, including yellow bellied sap suckers, black-capped chickadees, tree sparrows and pine siskins.

  • grow as much as 60 feet (18 m.) tall and 35 feet (11 m.) wide, adding as much as 2 feet (61 cm.) per year.

  • transplant easily with little shock. Plant them in a location with full sun and moist but well-drained soil. The trees adapt to most types of soil as long as it is cool in summer. It prefers long winters and mild summers.

RED MAPLE -Native Tree

  • Its leaves are 5 to 15 centimetres long, light green on top and paler underneath. Its bark is smooth and light gray when the tree is young, turning greyish-brown, scaly and ridged as the tree gets older. The seeds of the red maple are contained in "keys" that float down from the tree’s branches in the early summer.

  • is a medium-sized tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall, with a trunk that’s 60 centimetres in diameter

  • Grows best in moist soil, but can tolerate different moisture levels

  • Good, fast-growing shade tree, but pruning and maintenance may be needed to keep its form strong if it is shading your house. Its roots are shallow, but they can spread widely, so make sure you plant your red maple where it will have room to grow

  • Attract many species of caterpillars and insects, which in turn attract insectivorous birds. The spring bud attract birds as well.


RED OAK- Native Tree

  • Beautiful large tree. Excellent for landscape use and timber.

  • Reaches 20 to 30 metres high. Thick trunk (up to 30 to 90 centimetres in diameter). Acorns are round (2 to 3 centimetres long) with a scaly cap that covers less than a quarter of the acorn.

  • tolerates a variety of moisture levels and grows in a variety of soils, grows bet in full sun but can tolerate some shade.

  • Red oak leaves, stems and acorns provide food for various mammals, including deer, squirrels and black bears.

  • also provides nesting habitat and a food source for many bird species, including turkeys, woodpeckers and grouse.

   Cautions: Space: red oak needs room to grow. It will not grow well if near other trees.


  • Know for its edible berries which can be used for jams, pies, and other desserts. Many types of birds eat the berries.

  • Red to orange foliage in fall, with small white flowers in spring. Excellent for wildlife and erosion. Fruit is used commercially for syrups and preserves.

  • is a medium to large, upright, multi-stemmed shrub with four-season interest. The clusters of fragrant, white, drooping flowers appear in spring, followed by large, bluish-purple berries which are juicy and edible. Small blue-green leaves turn brilliant yellow and red in fall and the light gray bark is smooth with vertical streaks that add winter interest.

  • Pretty tolerant but grows best with lots of sun. Slow growing, moist to well drained soil

  • Treat it like a shrub or allow it to grow free form or prune it into a classic tree form shape

  • Excellent for shrub borders, woodland gardens, and en masse.



  • Fast growing shade tree. Popular for wetland plantings.

  • Many different types of birds hang out (roost) in the silver maple tree. They include red-winged blackbirds, grackles, European starlings, and Brown-headed cowbirds.

  • can grow to be 35 metres tall with a trunk that’s more than 100 centimetres in diameter. Its light green leaves are 15 to 20 centimetres long, with 5 or 7 lobes. The silver maple is very similar to the red maple — except that its leaves turn pale yellow or brown, not red, in the fall.

  • Its seeds are found in "keys" that fall from the tree in the late spring. Bark on the silver maple’s trunk is smooth and gray when the tree is young, and then becomes dark reddish brown and breaks into strips that peel off at either end and make the trunk look "shaggy". Sometimes, the trunks of silver maples are hollow, creating space for animals and birds to live in.

  • Prefers moist soil, slightly shade tolerant but prefers full sun and prefers rich soil

White Oak - NATIVE Tree


  • Large tree, usually 20 to 30 metres tall, can grow to be more than 35 metres tall.  Trunk reaches 50 to 120 centimetres in diameter. 

  • Bright green leaves with paler green undersides.  10 to 20 centimetres long with 7 to 9 lobes.  Leaves turn red-purple in the fall before falling off.

  • Whitish to pale gray bark, usually with long scales. Long, slim, green-brown “catkins”. Acorns are 1.2 to 2.5 centimetres long.  Acorns take one year to fully grow.  Acorns drop off in the fall once they are ripe.

  • hundreds of wildlife species depend on oak trees for survival.


WHITE PINE- Native Tree - Provincial Tree of Ontario


  • 20 to 35 metres tall, trunk 60 to 140 centimetres in diameter, tolerates different moisture levels, tolerates partial shade when younger and grows in any soil type; prefers sand or sandy loam

  • It has skinny needles that are 6 to 12 centimetres long. It’s easy to recognize the eastern white pine because its needles grow in bunches of five.

  • The eastern white pine’s cones are 8 to 20 cm long and they hang down from the branches. Good seed crops aren’t produced until trees are 20 or 30 years old, and then only every 3 to 5 years. Its bark is dark greyish brown with broad thick ridges that are 2 to five centimetres thick.

  • Many songbirds eat its seeds, while beaver, snowshoe hare, porcupine, red and grey squirrels, mice, white tailed deer and other mammals eat its seeds, bark and foliage. 

  • Osprey and Bald Eagles like to nest in the tops of the white pines and use them as perches to scan for prey

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