Trees and Shrubs

Tree planting is a time honoured tradition on Prince Edward Island. People plant trees to beautify their homes, properties and communities; stabilize soils and create wind buffers; improve wildlife habitats; restore forest health; and grow high value forest products.

The Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division produces a wide variety of Acadian Forest tree and shrub species at the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery in Charlottetown.  These trees and shrubs are produced for a variety of planting programs and initiatives.

Right Tree - Right Site

Each tree and shrub species has its own site preferences. The PEI Tree Database can help you to match site conditions with suitable tree and shrub species.
 

Can I buy tree seedlings at the nursery?

No. The nursery does not sell seedlings directly to the public but you can purchase them at participating garden centres and nurseries across the Island.

Participating Garden Centres - 2017
Nursery/Garden Centre Address Phone Number E-mail and web site
Nabuurs' Gardens Brudenell
4986 Route #4
(902) 838-4510

info@nabuursgardens.com
www.nabuursgardens.com

Island Pride Farms Wood Islands
854 Route #1  
(902) 962-2044 www.islandpride.ca
Earthform Garden centre Stratford
14 St. John St
(902) 892-2699 www.earthform.ca 
Jewels Country Market York
394 Route #25    
(902) 629-1900 info@jewellscountrymarket.com
jewellscountrymarket.com
Agro Coop Charlottetown
12 Exhibition Dr
(902) 892-9141 agro-mgr@co-opsonline.com
Van Kampen Greenhouse Charlottetown
58 Allen St
(902) 894-5146

www.facebook.com/VanKampensGreenhouse

Doiron's Garden Centre Charlottetown
2 Day Ave
(902) 368-1666 inquiries@doironslandscaping.com
www.doironslandscaping.com
Hunter River Gardens Hunter River
19905 Route #2
(902) 964-2444 www.islandpride.ca
Kool Breeze Farm Wilmot
231 Read Rd
(902) 436-1900 greenthumb@koolbreezefarms.com
koolbreezefarms.com
John's Greenhouses Summerside
559 South Dr
(902) 436-3568 www.facebook.com/johnsgreenhouses

Does the Department offer tree planting programs?

Yes. The Department offers two primary tree and shrub planting programs:

Private woodlot owners can also access tree planting programs through the Forest Enhancement Program.

Which native trees and shrubs are right for me and my property?

The Greening Space Program web site contains an interactive site with tips on selecting the right species and information on when, where and how to plant them.

 

 

Published date: 
July 20, 2015
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General Inquiries

Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery
183 Upton Road
Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6450
Fax: (902) 368-4713

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