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Sugar Maple


Sugar or Rock Maple has a five-lobed leaf with a smooth edge. In fall the leaves turn from a brilliant yellow, through orange to red. The species is the source of Nova Scotia's famous maple syrup.

Planting Benefits
Shade:
The sugar maple's broad crown provides a large area of shade.
Shelter:
A good, stout foundation tree for windbreaks on farms, in parks or for large areas.
Maple Syrup:
Sugar maple sap is 2 to 6% sugar. It is the species used for Maple Syrup production throughout eastern North America.
Reforestation:
The sugar maple can be planted in light shade to full sun, making it a versatile addition to your landscape or woodlot.

Planting Tips
Sugar Maple can stand a great deal of shade.
The trees prefer a well drained, loamy soil with a Ph level of neutral to acid
When planting, consider the Sugar Maple's eventual height of 28 metres tall and the shade it will cast.

 

 

Sugar Maple

White Birch


White Birch or Paper Birch is a fast growing hardwood. The handsome foliage and showy white bark make the trees attractive for landscaping. It grows up to 21m (69ft) tall and 0.8m (2.5ft in diameter. The bark contains an oily resin which aboriginal people used to construct their birch bark canoes.

Planting Benefits
Provides food, cover and nesting cavities for downy woodpeckers and chickadees. In the woodlot the tree is an important winter food source for deer and snowshoe hare. Around the home it provides shade and can be used for windbreaks.

Planting Tips
White Birch prefers a sunny site with a soil ph of acid to neutral.
It is easily transplanted, attractive and fast growing, making it an ideal choice for landscapers, woodlot owners and home owners with a medium to large size yard.

White Birch

 

Red Oak

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