Selecting Native Plants

Serviceberry

You can enhance the beauty and ecology of your land by selecting to plant native trees, plants, shrubs and grass (plants that occur naturally within a specific region) on your property.  These species require less maintenance, increase biodiversity, provide food and shelter for local wildlife and species at risk, prevent erosion and are well adapted to local soil conditions so require less maintenance.

There are suitable native plants and trees for all woodlots, landscapes and gardens.  CVC encourages landowners and residents to plant native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses.  CVC provides over 30 varieties of native trees and shrubs through our Naturalization Planting Program as well as native trees through our Reforestation Planting Program.

Our Forestry Services Department can help you with all of your forestry needs.