While it may be difficult to think about spring planting when huge mounds of snow still surround us, the warmer days and heat in the sun are signs that it will not be long before it is time to put those trees and shrubs in the ground.
Bancroft Area Stewardship Council’s annual Tree and Shrub Program still has some great options for your yard or property this year.
The Algonquin Bundle includes species that have always been important to Indigenous peoples, and as a food source for local wildlife.
The Shoreline Bundle provides a selection of species that will help re-naturalize your shoreline to prevent erosion and to reduce runoff into the lake.
Our popular Butterfly Garden kits offer four stems of five different species that will attract pollinators to your garden such as bees and butterflies.
Plus, we still have a limited supply of white pine, white cedar, white spruce, red oak, Saskatoon serviceberry, butternut and Cortland apple to choose from.
Funds raised through this program are returned to the community through a number of initiatives that help engage, empower and educate about the importance of our natural environment, including the first Youth Environmental Summit in Algonquin Park, The Wonders of Wetlands Day, invasive species education, and much more. Visit our online store on the BASC website https://www.bancroftstewardship.ca
Seedling pick-up is tentatively set for May 6 in Bancroft. Details to be provided in April.