Jayne MacDonald’s reasons to plant trees. – #101 They are FREE!

maple trees on shoreline

Jayne is a director of the Rideau Lakes Environmental Foundation, Community Representative on the City of Kingston Environmental Advisory Forum (KEAF), and Past President of the Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA). Follow her postings on the URLA Face book group See the reasons here.


Here is how to get your free trees next spring. Offer ends Dec. 7 2019

Select native “bare root” trees and shrubs will be available once again this spring, free to URLA members. Choose from the plants below to help form a natural lakeshore, and contribute to better lake water quality. Naturalized shorelines stop nutrients from leaching into our lake, help prevent soil erosion and can reduce the growth of algae and weeds in the lake.
Trees available this year include Black Willow (prefers “wet feet”/moist conditions), Bur Oak (moist/dry conditions), Chokecherry(moist to dry conditions), Eastern White Cedar (moist conditions), Eastern White Pine (moist/dry), Hard (Sugar) Maple (intermediate to dry conditions), Larch (wet/moist), Red Maple (wet/moist), Red Oak (moist/dry), Silver Maple (wet/intermediate), White Birch (moist/dry), and White Spruce (moist/intermediate).
Shrubs available include Black Elderberry (prefers wet/moist conditions), Gray Dogwood (moist/intermediate), Highbush Cranberry (wet to intermediate), Nannyberry (wet/moist), Pussy Willow (wet/moist), Red Osier Dogwood (wet to intermediate), Sandbar Willow (wet/moist), Sweet Gale (wet to intermediate), Alternate Leaf Dogwood (moist/intermediate), and Serviceberry (moist to dry conditions).
Note: All plants are bare-root and small compared to those purchased commercially. Bare root seedlings should be planted within a day or so of pickup, if at all possible.
Orders: Minimum orders per variety of both trees and shrubs are groups of 10 plants. Orders must be placed by Friday, December 7, 2018 by contacting John McDowell by email at lakeshore.urla@gmail.com, or by telephone at 613-722-5829. Please make sure to include your name, phone number, and email address, when submitting your order.

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