Areas to be Planted and Appropriate Species


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

1:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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