Just in time for Mother’s Day and the ramping up of the spring planting season, the Friends of Lemoine Point will be hosting their ever-popular Native Tree and Shrub Sale.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon, at the Native Tree Nursery, located at Lemoine Point Conservation Area in Kingston.
For more than 20 years, the Friends have partnered with Cataraqui Conservation staff to construct, stock, and maintain a native plant nursery on the properties north end, near the Coverdale Drive entrance. The purpose of the nursery was and continues to be to grow plant stock for various reforestation and afforestation (new tree plantings) projects using seeds and cuttings from native species.
To help raise funds for the Friends, and to help maintain the native plant nursery, special sale days were created and opened to the public so area residents would have the opportunity to purchase ready-to-plant trees, shrubs and even some wildflower species.
There are several deciduous and coniferous species available at the sale, although for some species the quantities are limited. They include maple, oak, hickory, willow, white pine, white spruce, balsam fir and more. Shrubs available include highbush cranberry, nannyberry, dogwood and, as well as ferns and some flowering plants.
The Friends of Lemoine Point is a local community-based group of volunteers that helps to conserve and enhance Lemoine Point Conservation Area a forested waterfront area located within the City of Kingston, visited by thousands of nature-loving, outdoor recreation enthusiasts each year. For more information, visit https://cataraquiconservation.ca/pages/friends-lemoine-point.