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What to plant - Trees and shrubs

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Trees

To order trees please visit this link for the Order Trees page.

For the #Maple150 photo contest, or a chart with trees and shrubs for planting, please read further on this page.

#Maple150 Maple Tree Photo Contest for Canada 150

Contest Rules – 2017

To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) is holding a photo contest to celebrate our national symbol, the maple tree. 

These are the contest rules (posted on the trees page).
 
You may submit your photo to the contest simply by posting your photo of your favourite maple tree by replying to the post on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Facebook page, or Twitter feed, with the hashtag #Maple150. Or, you may send your photo by email with #Maple150 Photo Contest in the subject of the email, to info@abca.on.ca. 
 
To be eligible for the contest, photos should be posted or received by Friday, March 31, 2017 at noon local time.
 
By using the #Maple150 hashtag you are agreeing to the rules of the contest.
The watershed Twitter feed is at this link: http://twitter.com/LandWaterNews and the watershed Facebook page is at this link: 
 
We hope you will share with us your photos of colourful maple leaves or large, old trees with character, or any maple tree that has a story to tell. If your tree has a story to tell the conservation authority encourages you to share that as well. 
 
The winner of the photo contest is to receive a free 200-centimetre (six-foot-tall) maple tree for planting in April. A single Grand Prize is to be awarded at the end of the contest. Ausable Bayfield Conservation reserves the right to not award prizes. Judges’ decisions are final.
 
The photo must be of a maple tree in an Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority watershed municipality or the Ausable Bayfield Conservation watershed area.
 
You may enter the contest as many times as you want.
 
This contest is for amateur photographers and is open to all photographic abilities.
The person taking the photo must take the photo without creating risk to the safety of themselves or others. The person taking the photo must not be on private property unless you have received prior permission of the landowner. 
 
The photo should not show easily identifiable property features (e.g., 911 numbers; farmhouses; barns; etc.) unless it is a photo taken on your property or  you have received appropriate permissions.
 
ABCA reserves the right to crop the photo or edit with photo software for reasons such as lighting; etc.
 
By posting the photo, you agree to give ABCA full rights of use to the photo and you acknowledge that you took the photo and with your own equipment and you own the rights to the photo and have the ability to provide rights of use and permission for use to ABCA. You also give full rights of use for any captions or stories.
 
Rules are subject to change.
 
Thank you for entering this contest to create a visual record of the story that Maple trees have in our watershed and our country during Canada 150. Snap away!

What to Plant - Trees and Shrubs:

Mature height Soil Moisture Shade tolerance Comments
Conifers          
White Cedar to 50' sand/loam/clay  moist to well drained Sun/part shade Used for windbreaks, moderate growth when young, growth slows with age, will grow on eroded slopes
White Pine 100' + sand/loam/silt loam well drained Sun/part shade Used in reforestation to initiate succession to hardwoods, susceptible to salt damage
Norway Spruce to 100' sand/loam/clay  well drained Sun/part shade Used for windbreaks, fast growth once established, this is often the large spruce one sees along old farm lanes
White Spruce to 60' sand/loam/clay  moist to well drained Sun/part shade Used for windbreaks, does not grow as tall as Norway spruce 
Blue Spruce to 50' sand/loam/silt loam well drained Sun/part shade Drought tolerant once established, moderately tolerant of salt spray
Tamarack to 60' organic(muck)/ loam well to poorly drained Full sun Tolerates wet soils, fast grower; needles turn yellow in fall and drop, native larch
Austrian Pine to 60' sand/loam/clay  well drained Full sun Tolerates salt spray, drought, used mainly along roads and for urban/residential trees
Deciduous          
Silver Maple to 100' sand/loam/clay  well to poorly drained Full sun Good trees for moist sites but will also grow on upland sites with heavy soil
Sugar Maple to 80' sand loam to clay well drained Shade/part shade Important tree for timber and maple syrup production, requires protection from rodents, rabbits and deer
Red Oak to 100' sand/loam/clay  well drained Full sun Excellent wildlife species, requires protection from rodents, rabbits and deer, best growth on well drained loams
Bur Oak to 100' sand/loam/clay  well to imperfectly drained Full sun Excellent wildlife species, requires protection from rodents, rabbits and deer, tolerates a range of soil types, moist to dry
Black Walnut to 100' loam/clay  well drained Full sun Best growth on deep, well drained loams of  floodplains or lower slopes
Black Cherry to 80' loam  well drained Full sun Excellent wildlife species, protect from rodents, rabbits and deer, grows fast on well drained loams
Common Hackberry to 60' sand/loam/clay  well drained Sun / part shade Has unique corky ridges on bark, tolerates dry sites but best growth in floodplains
Shrubs          
Red Osier Dogwood  to 10' sand/loam/clay  poorly drained Full sun White flowers with white fruit, tolerates a wide varity of soils and drainage 
Staghorn Sumac to 15' sand/loam/clay  well drained Full sun Red fruit  persists in winter, excellent for eroded slopes, spreads by root suckers that prevent erosion,  tolerates poor soil
Nannyberry Viburnum  to 15' sand/loam/clay  well to poorly drained Full sun Cream flowers and dark purple fruit
Highbush Cranberry  to 15' sand/loam/clay  well to poorly drained Full sun Prefers moist soils, red fruit persists in to winter