Areas to be Planted and Appropriate Species

Queen Charlottetown Planting


Areas to be Planted and Appropriate Species

  • Wet Areas in Full Sunlight
  • Wet Areas with Partial Shade
  • Dry Areas Receiving Full Sun
  • Dry Areas with Partial Shade
  • Around Homes and Buildings
  • Hedgerows and Windbreaks
  • Shore Plantings


Please note that even within the following fairly narrow categories, such as “Wet Areas in Full Sunlight”, there will always be a range of conditions – some drier spots, areas with lots of competing low vegetation, etc. Know your planting conditions well, and try to plant the correct species. When in doubt, look around for similar conditions and see what plants are doing well there.

Wet Areas in Full Sunlight:

(swamps, floodplains, etc.)

 Wet Areas With Partial Shade:

(wooded streambanks, high areas in swamps and swamps & the upper edges of floodplains)

Dry Areas Receiving Full Sun:

(old fields, upper banks of streams, etc.)


Dry Areas With Partial Shade:

(woodlands needing additional diversity)


Around Homes and Buildings:

(for wildlife enhancement and beautification)


Windbreaks and Hedgerows:

(for controlling wind and erosion, as well as reducing heating costs and increasing privacy)


Shore Plantings:

(generally must tolerate salt spray & wind)

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 2
Young Ecologists Week 2
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of