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Annual Arbour Day tree sale happens May 12

This year's sale features a variety of trees and shrubs
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UTOPIA - The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority holds its annual Arbour Day tree sale on Saturday, May 12, at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation. NVCA’s forestry staff will be on-hand to answer questions at the tree sale, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

This year's sale features a variety of trees and shrubs, including white and red pine, Norway and white spruce, white cedar, silver maple, white birch, nannyberry, American highbush cranberry, sumac, red and bur oak, black walnut, and sycamore. Trees are bare root stock, and are sold in bundles of 10 for $20 to $30 per bundle (cash and credit card accepted).

They are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and quantities of specific species may be limited. All proceeds from the sales support NVCA’s forestry program. This year, the forestry program will see more than 130,000 trees planted across the watershed. The trees, planted primarily on private lands, are funded through landowner contributions and grants.

These future forests will help to moderate the effects of both drought and flooding, reduce soil erosion, provide habitat for wildlife and mitigate climate change. They are also an important economic resource.

The Tiffin Centre for Conservation is located at 8195 8th Line of Essa, about 10 minutes west of Barrie. For more information on the sale including maps and directions, visit or call 705-424-1479.