Native Species

Thinking about planting a tree on your property? There are many trees that are native to Southern Ontario and well-suited to local conditions, including:

  • Balsam Fir (Abies Balsamea)
  • Red Maple (Acer Rubrum)
  • Sugar Maple (Acer Saccarum)
  • Silver Maple (Acer Saccharinum)
  • Common Hackberry (Celtis Occidentalis)
  • Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginiana)
  • Eastern Larch (Larix Laricina)
  • Tulip Tree (Lirodendron Tulipifera)
  • White Spruce (Picea Glauca)
  • White Pine (Pinus Strobus)
  • Sycamore (Platanus Occidentalis)
  • White Oak (Quercus Alba)
  • Bur Oak (Quercus Macrocarpa)
  • Red Oak (Quercus Rubra)
  • American Basswood (Tilia Americana)
  • Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis)

For a detailed list and planting tips, visit the Ontario Tree Atlas website.

Oakvillegreen, the town's largest residents' association, has been working for almost a decade to protect our environment, promote sustainable planning and make sure that new development pays for itself. Learn more about Oakvillegreen and their tree planting initiatives.