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Arbor Day tree sale offers native tree and shrub seedlings

May 11, 2023   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is hosting its annual Arbor Day Tree Sale at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation on May 13, 2023.

The trees are bare root stock and are sold in bundles of ten for $31 per bundle. This year’s sale features a variety of native trees and shrubs including, White Pine, Red Pine, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Cedar, Tamarack, European Larch, Red Oak, Silver Maple, Sycamore, Black Walnut, Nannyberry, and American Highbrush Cranberry.

Quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“NVCA’s Arbor Day Tree Sale is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to enhance the native ecosystems on their property,” said Rick Grillmayer, forestry manager at NVCA. “The tree sale is perfect for landowners that don’t have the space to plant acres of trees.”

All proceeds from the event support NVCA’s forestry program.

This year, the forestry program will see more than 100,000 trees planted across the watershed. These future forests will help moderate the effects of drought and flooding, reduce soil erosion, provide habitat for wildlife, and mitigate climate change.

They are also an important economic resource by providing wood fibres.

“We typically see half of our trees in the first hour,” Grillmayer said. “I invite everyone to come early since there are lineups well before the event begins.”

The Arbor Day Tree Sale will take place on Saturday, May 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until sold out.

The Tiffin Centre for Conservation is located at 8195 8th Line of Essa.


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