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by Community Forests International on September 6, 2016

Tree Sale Fundraiser - Sackville, N.B

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Native, edible, and useful trees and shrubs grown in CFI's nursery in Sackville, N.B

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Native Trees and Shrubs

Yellow Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) – A medium size tree that lives to 150 years old and has golden bark when mature. The resin of this tree is a source of oil of 'wintergreen' and the young twigs can be chewed in early spring to taste this minty flavour. SOLD OUT

Red Oak (Quercus rubra) – A large tree that casts deep shade when mature and lives up to 200 years. Oaks produce acorns that can be steeped and strained to remove bitter tannins and mixed with flour for a perennial and native source of protein. SOLD OUT

Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) – This small tree can live up to 200 years old and has very strong and valuable wood. The red tinged wood is used for furniture, flooring, instruments, and tool handles, while the berries can be made into a jelly and the bark can be used medicinally. SOLD OUT

Beaked Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) – A native edible shrub that grows up to 2.5 meters (8 feet) and is not self fertile, meaning at least two shrubs are needed for the plant to produce nuts.  You can plant beaked hazelnut 2 meters apart along a boundary for a beautiful, native, and edible hedge! SOLD OUT

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) – A medium sized and medicinal shrub that flowers in late Fall with spider-like yellow flowers. The inner bark is added to cosmetic products and it can also be used externally to reduce bruising and swelling. SOLD OUT

Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) – A small shrub with deep red berries that are edible when cooked and good for jellies. The bark is medicinal and flowers are great for pollinators! SOLD OUT

 

 

Learn more about useful perennial plants with CFI's:

 Edible Landscaping for Maritime Gardens booklet ($5).

Available at CFI's headquarters: 10 School Lane Sackville N.B

To purchase a tree or booklet contact Estelle at 536-3738 or estelle@forestsinternational.org

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