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Welcome to MLCA's community planting program. We have a selection of Trees and Shrubs to help you naturalize your property. For advice on making choices you may wish to consult our Re-Wilding Guide - check the links above.
One to two weeks before the May Long Weekend, you will be notified of the time and place for pickup.
In order to avoid short shipments from the nursery, we placed our 2024 order with the nursery in September 2023. We ordered based upon previous years' orders. If an item is Out of Stock, we may be able to order more if you are prepared to make a large order (15-25) of a particular species.
For care in handling and planting your selections download the following .pdf
Plant Combination Suggestions
Lakeside and Wet Habitats
Along the lakeside or in wet or damp soil conditions, plant Tamarack, also called Larch, with River Birch and White Cedar for height with Chokeberry, Dogwood, Willow and Elderberry underneath.
Meadow Edges / Hedgerows
On the edges of meadows or for new hedgerows, plant larger trees; White Spruce, Birch, Poplar, Eastern Red Cedar, smaller trees: Mountain Ash and Choke Cherry with Saskatoonberry, Wild Rose and Meadowsweet underneath.
A New Forest or Grove
To re-wild larger areas for a forest or grove, plant White Pine, Maples, Oaks, Birches, Serviceberries and Red Maple.
To enhance the drive through a forest clearing, plant Pagoda Dogwood, Serviceberry and Nannyberry. If sunny enough on one side of the drive you could add Meadowsweet.
Hilltops / Rocky Shorelines
For a bright sunny dry hilltop or a rocky shoreline plant a stand of drought tolerant Jack Pine. They usually grow as pure stands in open habitats with the iconic rugged character of a Tom Thompson painting.
Plant Hemlock and Black Cherry Tree so that deer make trails in winter through the low snow under their limbs.