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Greening of Westboro Beach

posted Mar 20, 2014, 1:15 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Jan 10, 2015, 3:38 AM ]

Our trees and shrubs sale is back for another year. The purpose of this project is to encourage our neighbourhood to become greener and healthier by planting a tree. It is also a fundraiser for the WBCA.


Order your tree today. Currently available:

·         8 Colorado blue spruce

·         4 high bush cranberry

·         5 red osier dogwood

·         4 white birch

·         49 burr oaks


They are bare root, one to two feet in height. They will be delivered to your door in early May.

Description of the trees and shrubs are given below.


Only $10.00 each


To place your order, please contact:

·         Katherine Gunn at or

·         Catherine Casserly at 613-729-4217 or

·         Bonnie Campbell at 613-725-9872


BURR OAK             


Can grow to 15 to 30 metres tall, trunk 60 to 120 centimetres

in diameter; tolerates a wide variety of moisture conditions;

prefers full sun, but can tolerate moderate shade; can grow

in a variety of soils.


In addition to its notable strength, Burr Oak has other

attributes that make it a splendid tree for urban landscapes.

It provides food for squirrels, dense shade, and is resistant

to air pollution and heat stress. Its generally slow growth is

compensated by longevity.



It has many attributes that make it suitable for yards, among them magnificent color and shape. It is an excellent border tree that provides year-round screening as well as a protective summertime nesting opportunity for many songbirds.


It can grow to 23 metres but seldom exceeds 15 metres; tolerates a variety of moisture conditions; does well in full sun; can grow in a variety of soils.




In a garden setting the Highbush Cranberry can tolerate a variety of soils, although moist well-drained soil is best.


While it prefers full sun, it can also handle partial shade and grows to 3-4 metres. White flowers, fruit makes wonderful tangy jelly; traditional as edible fruit for people and animals.





Popular ornamental shrub with bunches of small white flowers; thick green foliage provides summer shade and berries offer additional benefits for birds; hardy attractive shrub and red twigs which make a striking contrast against a winter snowfall.




White birch trees are often used in landscaping because they will grow almost anywhere as long

as they get enough sunlight. Appreciated for its distinctive bark and the golden color of its fall foliage, it provides excellent contrast for any landscape.


It can grow to 25 metres tall, trunk is 60cm in diameter; can tolerate a variety of moisture levels; intolerant - needs full sun; can tolerate a variety of soils.