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2019 Tree Seedling Distribution Program

2019 Tree Seedling Distribution Program
Posted on 12/18/2018
Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) and the Township of Springwater are working together to provide property owners with reasonably priced, native tree and shrub seedlings for planting in early spring 2019.

Tree seedlings must be pre-ordered. The deadline for ordering is Friday, January 25, 2019. A limited number of seedlings are available and the program often sells out of many species – order early to avoid disappointment.

Seedlings are bare-root plants (i.e., not potted) and are sold in bundles of 10. The age, size and cost of seedlings varies by species:

Species Price (bundle of 10 trees, includes tax) Seedling Age (years) Approximate Height*
White Pine $20 1.5 15-30 cm (6-12")
White Spruce $20 3 18-35 cm (7-14")
White Cedar $21 4 25-40 cm (10-16")
Balsam Fir $25 2 20-40 cm (8-16")
Tamarack $21 1 25-40 cm (10-16")
Hemlock $25 2 25-40 cm (10-16")
Sugar Maple $25 2 25-60 cm (10-24")
Red Oak $21 1 20 cm (8")
Red-osier Dogwood (shrub) $25 2 35 cm (14")
 * stem diameter of seedlings is approximately 1/2 cm (1/4”). 

The pick-up for tree orders will be in either late April OR early May 2019, dependent on weather conditions and the nursery’s schedule. Participants will be able to choose from several pick up options and locations (to be determined closer to the pick up dates).

For full program details (including a species selection guide, instructions for ordering, site preparation information, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions), visit SSEA online or call SSEA at 705-534-7283 x202.