Tree and Shrub Planting
Knowing which trees to plant and where to plant them is very important in maintaining a beautiful landscape. Our professional arborists will provide you with suggested species that will fit your location so the tree will reach its full potential. We also hand pick our trees to ensure that the client will be getting the highest quality. All trees are guaranteed to live for a full year once installed. Any tree that does not survive will be replaced free of charge. Listed below are a variety of trees that are available. There are many other options, these being some of the hardiest and most popular.
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Sugar Maple - Acer saccharum
It is hard to think of a more Canadian tree. The leaf is on our national flag and mature specimens are common sights lining many urban streets. There are also stands of these maples growing throughout Central and Southern Ontario. It can grow to 35 meters at maturity however if planted in an urban setting they are generally shorter with a spreading canopy. Saplings have smooth gray bark which grows rougher, darker and splits into heavy ridges with age. The foliage is yellowish-green through the spring and summer. Once the cooler weather of fall sets in the leaves change to vivid yellows, oranges and reds. Hardiness and beautiful fall colours make this tree a great addition to the appropriate landscape.
Northern Red Oak - Quercus rubra
This is one of the most versatile native trees available for the urban landscape. A spreading and open canopy make it an excellent shade tree. The yearly growth may be slow however this species is known to regularly live for over two centuries. They grow well in many different soils making them a common sight throughout much of Ontario. At maturity they can reach 30 meters in height and over one meter in diameter. The leaves are a rich green with pointed lobes. Fall colours are generally a coppery-brown and sometimes remain attached to the branches through the winter months. An established Red Oak adds a mature look to any property.
Downy Serviceberry - Amelanchier arborea
This is a great compact tree for any small yard or garden. The species generally has multiple trunks with smooth light gray bark. In the spring the canopy is covered in delicate white flowers. The simple oval leaves are a pale green in summer and change to an orangey-red in fall. One of the great features of this tree is the wide variety of birds their fruit attracts. At maturity the Downy Serviceberry reaches heights of 2-3 meters with trunks as wide as 15 centimetres.
Norway Spruce - Picea abies
A majestic evergreen at maturity this spruce is commonly seen lining the edges of heritage estates. From a distance it can be recognized by its weeping "u" shaped branches growing from a central trunk. Although the species is not native to Canada they winter very well and achieve remarkable age and size reaching 35 metres and taller. The needles are 12-24 millimetres in length and a dark waxy green all year. This is a great tree to be used as a windbreak or just as a individual specimen.
White Fir - Abies concolor
This is a great tree for the urban backyard. The species has many characteristics of the very popular Colorado Blue Spruce including the pale blue-green colour, however the needles are not sharp to the touch. This allows more enjoyable activity around the base. Instead of prickly like the Blue spruce they feel soft and rubbery. The needles range anywhere from 2-5 centimetres in length. These trees have the perfect combination of strength and beauty. A large specimen in Ontario will reach 25 metres. This fir also keeps its lower branches, making it a great choice to improve privacy.