Help us plant 100 trees in Woodpark by fall 2024!
The Woodpark ‘s Tree Team is looking to organize a group purchase of trees for planting by homeowners on their property (i.e. backyards or the portion of front or side yard not in the city’s right of way). The group purchase may result in a volume-related discount on the price of the trees, their delivery and installation costs. We have been in contact with some local tree nurseries to explore our options.
Trees vary in cost depending on their species and size, and generally start from about $150, then increase with size (and some species). Depending on size and nursery, there may also be delivery and installation charges.
To get an idea of prices you may wish to look at the trees offered by:
Manotick Tree Movers (manoticktree.com)
Peter Knipple Nursery-Garden Centre ( knippelgardencentre.com)
If you are interested in joining this effort to green our community please let us know by completing this form by February 15th so we can plan for spring planting. Once we know the level of interest, we will work to negotiate some savings to be passed onto you. If you are interested, we’ll follow up with a few questions and some additional details.
Buyers are welcome to make their own selection of trees, but here are some that are tolerant to drought and our warming climate. Click on picture for description.
Considered a native tree, the Ohio. The Buckeye has greenish yellow flowers and is one of the first trees to leaf out in spring. It has an oval to rounded shape. Deep green leaves turn yellow, orange-red in fall. Height: 10m; Spread: 7m Fall Colour: Yellow, Orange-red Squirrels eat the nuts.
This beautiful deciduous tree is rare but native to southern Ontario. It is easily transplanted and tolerant of urban conditions. Compound leaves have up to 70 leaflets. Flowers attract insects although pods are bitter and seldom eaten by wildlife. As the pods and other parts of the tree are considered mildly toxic it is best not to plant in yards where there are dogs or very young children. Tolerates partial shade. Height 17m Spread 13 m
Beautiful tree with tan, pink or orange-coloured stems revealed as bark exfoliates. Broadly pyramidal to rounded crown. Fall foliage is yellow. It is very resistant to bronze birch borer. Height: 13 M Spread 12 M.
A cross between Red Maple and Silver Maple, this is a fast upright growing tree. It is more tolerant of soil and drought than common red maple. Once thought to be seedless, as the trees ages, or if the plant is stressed, it may produce some seed some years. Height 16 M: Spread 12 M.
These fast-growing native trees can grow up to 25 m tall, 30-90 cm in diameter, and live to 150 years old. The tree has a straight trunk with a symmetrically rounded crown. Fall colour is red. Acorns are edible. Attracts birds, ground birds and small mammals
While not locally native this fast-growing tree is very tolerant of drought and high pH soils. It has large panicles of white flowers in June. The fruit is a narrow pod, up to 36 centimeters long which contains 100 or more winged seeds. Yellow-green foliage in fall. Said to be of special value to honey bees. Height 15 M tall and 12 M wide.
Also known as Hop-hornbeam, this slow growing native tree does well in deep shade and urban environments. It has interesting bark. Fall foliage is yellow. Attracts song birds and small animals. Buds, including catkins, are food for a variety of animals. Height 10 M Spread 8 M.
Fast-growing, narrowly upright tree about 15m tall and 6m wide, oval at maturity, with dense branches and dark green leaves turning brilliant orange-red and yellow in autumn. As it is a male variety it does not produce winged seeds. Height 12 M: Spread 7 M
This lovely small tree is native to our area. Its interesting stem has fluted ridges giving it the name “Musclewood”. Small fruit is borne in leaf-like bracts that hang in long clusters. It does well in full shade or full sun. Leaves turn yellow-orange in fall. Attracts birds and butterflies. Height 8 M; Spread 7 M
This beautiful deciduous tree is native to southern Ontario and into Quebec. It is named for the shaggy look of its bark. It has a vase like shape similar to American elm. Nuts are edible. Tolerates partial shade. Height; 20 M Spread of 12 M.
If you want a free tree in your front yard, you may be eligible for one at no cost via the city: Trees in Trust | City of Ottawa.