The Niagara Native Gardening Club has partnered with Ontariogreen and the Town of Lincoln to host its second annual Native Tree and Shrub Sale, which is underway now.
More than a dozen plant species are offered as part of the sale. The collection has been curated; each selection was chosen based on its ability to thrive in conditions distinct to the Niagara region. Others have been chosen to support local wildlife. Butterflies, moths, and birds, all rely on the food provided by native shrubs and trees.
Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs. The season brings a combination of warm soil and cool air. These conditions stimulate root growth. They newly planted trees and shrubs to take root in before the ground freezes over during the Winter.
“One of the best things we can do to protect our environment is to plant the trees and shrubs that belong there,” said Vernah Fleming, founder of the Niagara Native Gardening Club
West Niagara residents can purchase trees and shrubs online and pick them up on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Lincoln’s town hall.
Anyone who wishes to purchase from the sale can browse the online catalog. Each tree is listed with specifics on its particular characteristics and growing conditions. Items for sale have been provided Earthgen Tree Nursery. The complete list is viewable online at Ontario Green Tree Sale.
Purchases can also be made online, using Paypal, Debit or Credit Card. Orders will then be available for pick up on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Lincoln town hall at 4800 S. Service Road, Beamsville. Alternate pick-up arrangements can be made.
For more information on the Native Tree and Shrub Sale contact [email protected], or call Vernah Fleming at 905-984-0824.