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Arbour Day tree sale back at Tiffin Centre

April 21, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Spring planting time is fast approaching and if you are hoping to beautify your property or put up a row of trees as a winter snow break if you have a larger property, the opportunity to find a variety of native species will available at the Arbour Day tree sale at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation.

This will be the Centre’s 30th annual tree sale.

Trees are bare root stock and are sold in bundles of ten for $30 per bundle.

The sale will feature a variety of trees and shrubs and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Quantities are limited so make sure you get there early to get the trees you want.

This year, the varieties available include, white and red pine, Norway and white spruce, white cedar, European larch, silver maple, nannyberry, American highbush, cranberry, sugar maple, red oak, black walnut, and sycamore.

All proceeds from the sales support the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s forestry program. This year, the forest program will plant more than 120,000 trees across the watershed.

Planting trees on your property will help to moderate the effects of both drought and flooding, and reduce soil erosion.

Seedlings should be planted seven to ten feet apart and will require some sort of weed control for a period of up to four years after planting. Proper planting site preparation and post-planting care will increase your planting success.

Hardwood trees are generally more expensive and considerably more difficult to grow than evergreens.

The Arbour Day tree sale will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until sold out, at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation in Utopia.

By Brian Lockhart

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