1 edition of Hardwood trees of Ontario found in the catalog.
|Statement||Ministry of Natural Resources|
|Publishers||Ministry of Natural Resources|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 98 p. :|
|Number of Pages||91|
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Common near Ottawa, uncommonly planted. Common near Ottawa in older forests, uncommonly planted. Common as a wild tree, it spreads aggressively due to its prolific seeds, which provide food for mammals and birds.
References: Willows — A medium sized, fast growing, spreading species characteristic of riverbanks and other wetlands, at its northern limit near Ottawa. Some may actually be softer than many coniferous softwoods. Therefore, softwood is best used for outdoor projects. A Carolinian Forest tree that grows naturally in Hardwood trees of Ontario eastern Ontario, very rarely planted.
References: Pitch Pine Pinus rigida — A medium-sized evergreen tree that grows in the southern range of our region. Dull brown fall foliage, but attractive hop-like fruit. Unfortunately, the local population has become increasingly infected by the invasive Beech Bark Disease, which has killed a significant percentage of mature Beech in recent years.
Different species have different growth habits and requirements; for example, some species are less ideal for typical urban lots.
The quality of your timber: Quality affects timber values as it does any other product. Red oak is the fastest growing of all oaks and when on the right site, one of the largest and longest-lived.
The pitch is incredibly sticky and can stain car surfaces and clothing in a way that is quite hard sometimes impossible to remove. Our provincial tree, the Eastern White Pine Pinus strobus is ill-suited for the city, quickly outgrowing its allotted space and intolerant to salt and pollution.
References: Largetooth Aspen Populus grandidentata — A large tall, narrow fast growing species characteristic of uplands, forming clonal colonies. The wood is extremely hard, resistant to rot and longlasting, making it prized for fence posts and small watercraft. There are countless commercially important hardwood species around the world, and each displays characteristics well suited to specific and varied applications.
Suitable for: rural lots particularly those with wet areas.