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Locally Grown Trees: Order now and take the Challenge!

Posted: May 2, 2017

Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge invites everyone in Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by planting three million trees in 2017.

There are lots of ways to take part. You can participate in community planting events, plant your own trees and add them to the online counter, or donate to support tree planting across the province.

Planting trees can beautify your land and improve the environment. Ferguson Tree Nursery, Forests Ontario’s partner nursery in Eastern Ontario, has a wide selection of coniferous and hardwood bareroot seedlings available for purchase.

The Ferguson Tree Nursery (at Kemptville) has been in the business for over 70 years and their knowledgeable staff can help you pick out species to add value to your property such as White Pine, Silver Maple and Red Oak among a wide variety of others.

Planting trees can help satisfy multiple objectives on a property: privacy, providing habitat for wildlife, stabilizing the soil or allowing more recreational area. Buying local stock means that your trees are adapted to the local climate, which will help ensure the future health of the forest.

I have been working with the staff at Ferguson Tree Nursery for 8 years and I am always impressed by the high quality of the stock we receive. We plant more than 200,000 trees annually and are always satisfied with the products.” says Scott Danford, the Forestry Program Manager at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge is already adding new trees to the Ontario landscape. To add your trees to the tree counter and to learn more about the program, visit:

Order from the Ferguson Tree Nursery before May 10, when sales of bareroot seedlings wrap up for the season! A minimum purchase of 50 seedlings is required, but a combination of species can be used. Larger stock is also available, so for more information please contact the Ferguson Tree Nursery directly at (613) 258-0110 or by e-mail at