Trees are defined as having an elongated trunk that supports other branches and leaves. Trees differ from shrubs in their larger size and having a single main stem. Most trees have a layer of bark which acts as a protective barrier.


Trees play an important role in maintaining and moderating the climate. They also help to reduce erosion. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and also provide habitat for many species of animals and plants. They provide shade, shelter, and sometimes fruit for food.


There are three main parts of a tree. The roots serve to anchor the tree to the ground and gather water and nutrients to dispense throughout the rest of the tree. Roots also help with survival, energy storage, and reproduction defence. The trunk's main purpose is to raise the leaves above the ground, overtop of other plants to provide shade. It also transports water and nutrients from the roots to the rest of the tree and distributes the food produced in the leaves to all parts of the tree including the roots. A tree trunk's bark provides a thick, waterproof layer protecting the living inner tissue. The leaves are the third crucial component, storing food and water, and also assisting with the photosynthetic process. Often, leaves are flat and thin which maximizes the surface area directly exposed to sunlight promoting photosynthesis. Leaves come in a range of sizes and shapes which evolve in response to environmental pressures including climate.



A common ornamental tree with beautiful spring blossoms, dogwoods prefer partial shade and often have bright red berries in the fall and winter. 


Fruiting trees are trees that flower in spring and later, in the summer and fall bear fruit. These trees include cherry, apple, bear, saskatoonberry, and mulberry trees.


These trees prefer full sun and well-drained soils. Each cultivar of fruit has different culinary uses. 


This selection of our flowering trees are trees where we only carry one or two varieties. Many of our other varities of trees, such as dogwood or fruiting trees, also flower. Our selection of flowering trees include Buckeye, Ornamental Pear, Almond, Golden Chair, Lilac, non-edible Crabapple, Tulip trees, and Kwanzan Cherry trees. 

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples are an immensely popular ornamental species of tree known for it's many-pronged leaves and brilliant colouring. Often used in Japanese rock gardens or traditional Japanese gardens, or as specimen trees, Japanese Maples are trees that scream elegance, grace, and sophistication.  


It wouldn't be very Canadian of us if we didn't carry very many maple trees! These beautiful patriotics trees are iextremely popular shade or street trees and tend to be larger specimens. Their brilliant colour in fall is an autumn regular and a national treasure. 


Oak trees are often a symbol for strength and power- and these trees live up to those symbols. Large and in charge, oak trees are a popular shade tree or street tree.


They also put on a beautiful fall display when the leaves change colour in the autum


These trees are a compiled list of trees where we only carry one or two varieties of each and where they do not fit in some of the other generalized categories. These trees include Katsure Standard, Birch, Linwood, Ironwood, and Hornbeam. 


Redbuds are another very popular shade tree. However, unlike maples or oaks redbuds have brilliant spring flowers and generally have yellow fall foliage. 


Also called sallows or ossiers, willows are known for their long, pendulous branches, supple bark, and long thing leaves. The produce flowers, called catkins, in early spring.




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Beeches are deciduous trees that come in a variety of colours, such as purple leaves or copper leaves edged in pink and white and smooth silky bark. These trees make excellent accent plants that make a bold statement with a little fanfare. It's a great pick for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance but pretty shade tree


Ah, the magnolia tree! These trees have giant, beautiful, brightly-coloured blooms that arrive before the leaves and are one of the first true harbringers of spring. With attractive green foliage that lasts for the rest of the year, magnolia trees are prized worldwide for their flowers and forms.