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Coniferous

Sometimes called evergreens, most coniferous trees keep their foliage year-round. There are over 600 living species of conifers, and while there is some debate over how many are native to Canada, the number is approximately 30.


Austrian Pine

Fast growing, large tree. Grows best in sandy well drained acidic soils. Displays moderate/high tolerance towards salt which makes it a great choice for wi

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Balsam Fir

Slow growing, small to medium size tree common on heavier upland soils. Moderate/high shade tolerance with needles fanning out and flat in shady conditions

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Colorado Blue Spruce

Slow growing, medium sized tree. Grows best on acidic loamy, moist soils. Moderate tolerance towards salt and shade. Good for ornamental plantings and priv

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Fraser Fir

Medium sized tree, slower growing than balsam fir. Prefers well-drained acidic loams (pH 5.5-5.8). Moderate shade tolerance. The most common fir in Christm

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Norway Spruce

Medium to large tree. Grows best on loamy, moist soils. Lower tolerance to shade and heavy soils than white spruce. Fastest growing of the spruces common

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Red Pine

Fast growing, large tree. Grows best in sandy well drained acidic soils. Very low shade tolerance. Good for pulpwood and lumber.

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Scotch Pine

Fast growing, medium to large tree. Grows best on well-drained clays and loams. Although non-native, it is well adapted to the southern and central Ontario

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Serbian Spruce

A tall and narrow spire-shaped evergreen with a more delicate appearance, features interesting white banding on needles which give an airy appearance from

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White Cedar

Slow growing, medium size tree common in swamps and lowlands but will grow well on uplands if competition is controlled. Low shade tolerance.

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White Pine

Fast growing, large tree. Grows best in moist sandy loam soils, but will tolerate heavier soils.

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White Pine Seed Orchard

Fast growing, large tree. Grows best in moist sandy loam soils, but will tolerate heavier soils.

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White Spruce

Medium to large tree. Grows best on loamy, moist soils. Moderate shade tolerance. Good pulpwood lumber if pruned.

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