Brideau

12 Stella Lane, Muskrat Lake

Planting plan created by Watersheds Canada
Survey Date: 08/08/2018

Funded by • Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada •

Schedule A:

Plants & Property

Land Characteristics

This planting plan is designed based on the land characteristics identified during the day of the site visit. Plants are chosen according to the soil and light conditions on your property. The number of plants chosen for each planting compartment takes into account the square metre area of the space, as well as the amount of current vegetation cover. Your property is part of ecoZone: 4a

Land Characteristics by Compartment

Length Width Area pH Soil Moisture Light Height
A 6m 1m 6m2 normalsandy, loamynormalfull sun, partial sunmax 1.5m
B 5m 2m 10m2 normalsandy, loamynormalfull sunmax 1.5m
C 3m 3m 9m2 normalsandy, loamynormalpartial sunmax 1.5m
14m 2m 25m2

Plant Selection Summary

The following shrubs and trees are chosen for their suitability and survivability given the current soil and light conditions in each compartment on your property, as well as preferable features.

Plant Species ABC Potted Bareroot Wildflower
Pasture Rose 22 4
Bush Honeysuckle 13 4
Witch Hazel 21 3
Red Osier Dogwood 2 2
Christmas Fern 3 3
White Oak 1 1
Butterfly Milkweed 55 10
American Mountain Ash 1 1
Chokecherry 1 1
Balsam Fir 3 3
Staghorn Sumac 5 5
Subtotal 16156 22 5 10
Totals 37

Plant Information

The following table summarizes key information about each plant selected for your property.

Pasture Rose
Pasture Rose
Height: 1.5 m
The Pasture Rose is a small, deciduous shrub which often spreads through suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild. This species grows erect from a central base with sprawling branches, creating a dense, irregular bush. This shrub produces compound leaves, consisting of 5 to 7 leaflets arranged alternately along the branches. The Pasture Rose yields beautiful 5 centimeter wide white to pink flowers, which bloom in the early summer lasting for approximately a month. The rose hip fruit develops after the flower has died and turns bright red as it ripens. During the fall, the olive green leaves turn yellow to deep red or purple.
Bush Honeysuckle
Bush Honeysuckle
Height: 1m
The Bush Honeysuckle is a small, hardy, deciduous shrub that rarely grows taller than 1 m in height. The leaves are simple, oppositely arranged, ovate shaped, and have finely toothed margins. During the spring and summer, the leaves are dark green in colour, then in the fall they take on a variety of colours ranging from a deep purple to light yellow. The flowers are small, showy, yellow to orange colored, trumpet shaped, appear in clusters on the tips of branches, and bloom between June and July. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, including hummingbirds and butterflies. The roots of the Bush Honeysuckle are fibrous, giving it the ability to form thickets and making it an ideal shrub to plant for erosion control.
Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel
Height: 4-9m
The Witch Hazel is a deciduous understory shrub, with a broad and rounded crown. This species can sometimes take on the form of a tree. Witch Hazel is most recognizable for its 2 cm long, spidery, bright yellow flowers, which bloom during late fall. Leaves produced are alternate, simple, 6-15 cm in length, and obovately shaped. These leaves are dark green on top with paler undersides and turn yellow during the autumn. Witch Hazel leaves produce hairs on their principal veins, are asymmetrical at their base, scalloped, and sometimes coarsely toothed. In addition, the leaves contain 5-7 straight, parallel, ascending veins per side. The twigs are slender, zigzagged, tawny, and smooth when mature. Witch Hazel fruiting bodies are short, thick, light brown capsules that become woody upon maturation. This species is typically multi-stemmed with two or more trunks, which are crooked and 10-15 cm in diameter.
Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Height: 1.5-4m
The Red Osier Dogwood is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub native throughout Northern and Western North America. This species is multi-stemmed with numerous erect and ascending bright red branches that create a loose and spreading form. Leaves produced are simple, two-toned with a dark green upper side and light green underside. They are arranged opposite each other along the branches. During the fall, the foliage turns a brilliant red to dark purple. Clusters of small, creamy white flowers form on the terminal ends of the branches between June and July. The Red Osier Dogwood produces blueish-white fruiting bodies during late summer, which may persist throughout the winter. This shrub's berries provide an important winter food source for numerous species, from large deer to small wintering birds.
Christmas Fern
Christmas Fern
Height: 0.5 m
The Christmas Fern is a hardy evergreen fern which can withstand a variety of environmental conditions. It is one of the most common ferns within North America. This species produces robust, leathery, lace-like leaves which grow in a fountain like clump and persist throughout the winter. Silvery and scaled fiddleheads emerge early in the spring. This fern rarely exceeds heights of 1.5 feet and is a popular fern species to utilize in landscaping due to its year-round colour. This fern is often planted for restoration applications due to its ability to conserve soil and control erosion.
White Oak
White Oak
Height: 30m
The White Oak is a large tree which often has a rounded pyramidal form with two thirds of the trunk being branchless. This creates a broad, full crown on the remaining one third of the trunk. This tree produces alternative, 10 to 20 cm long leaves with 7 to 9 rounded lobes and notches. The White Oak will produce 2 cm acorns with rounded warty cups enclosing one quarter of the nut. The bark is a pale grey colour, occasionally with a reddish tinge and becomes hard, rough, and scaly upon maturation. In addition, White Oak is a long-lived species which can grow up to 400 years old and is known to be strong and sturdy. White Oak is often commonly confused with Bur Oak. Some contrasting features include, leaves on a White Oak tree are hairless on the underside, while those on a Bur Oak are hairy. White Oak branchlets are smooth, whereas Bur Oak branchlets are typically covered in corky ridges. Finally, the acorns of a White Oak are only enclosed by the cup on a quarter of the nut, while the cup covers one half or more of the nut on a Bur Oak acorn.
Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Height: 0.5 m
Butterfly Milkweed is a very attractive perennial wildflower that typically grows about 0.5 m tall. This plant may also be known by the common name Showy Milkweed. The leaves are green coloured, alternately arranged, narrow and lance-shaped, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, fragrant, bright orange coloured, have five tiny petals, appear in clusters of 8-25, and bloom between June and August. Butterfly Milkweed is easy to grow and is low maintenance. This wildflower spreads well and can be used to naturalize un-vegetated areas. The roots can be useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. It is also a larval host for caterpillars of the endangered Monarch Butterfly, thus planting this species where possible can help protect this at risk species.
American Mountain Ash
American Mountain Ash
Height: 10m
American Mountain Ash is a medium-sized tree that typically grows up to 10 m tall. The leaves of American Mountain Ash are compound, with 13-17 leaflets that have toothed margins and are 5-10 cm long. This species produces a full, symmetrical crown which grows clusters of small white flowers during the spring. The flowers develop into bunches of berries that turn a vibrant red-orange colour in the fall. Several bird species are drawn to the berries, making it a favourite tree to plant among bird watchers.
Chokecherry
Chokecherry
Height: 6-9 m
The Chokecherry is a large deciduous shrub or small tree which grows between 6 and 9 m tall and is a member of the Rose family. It produces a twisted or crooked trunk as well as a narrow, oval to round crown composed of many slender branches. Leaves are alternately arranged, simple, have a deep green upper surface, and light matte green undersides with tufts of hair at the vein axils. During the fall, foliage turns a vibrant deep red to fire yellow or orange. Between May and June, small showy white flowers grow in cylindrical clusters on the terminal ends of branches. By mid-August, flowers turn into shiny deep red or black cherries, which hang in elongated clusters. The fruit is ripe by September and provides a food source for birds and small mammals. The Chokecherry is often found as pure stands forming thickets, or mixed with other early succession shrub and tree species. This fast-growing plant can quickly invade logged land, abandoned farms, and exposed shorelines. The fibrous and wide-spreading root system of this shrub make it an ideal plant for erosion control and bank stabilization. This species possesses the ability to withstand moderate flooding and drought.
Balsam Fir
Balsam Fir
Height: 10-25m
The Balsam Fir is a medium-sized coniferous tree, which can reach heights of 10-25 m. Balsam Fir may also be referred to as Canada Balsam, Eastern Fir, or Bracted Balsam Fir. This species of tree is conical in shape, with resin blisters on older trunks. Balsam Firs produce sticky, dark, upright and erect cones which shed seeds during the fall, while cone structures remain on the tree. Balsam Firs have shallow roots and have been known to blow over easily. This species produces needles which are alternate, flat and narrow. Their dark green needles have rounded or notched tips, two white lines underneath, and are splayed in two ranks on the twig.
Staghorn Sumac
Staghorn Sumac
Height: 4-8m
The Staghorn Sumac is a hardy, wide spreading shrub species. The name is derived from its thick branches that resemble the antlers of a male deer or a stag. This species produces compound leaves which can contain up to 31 serrated, feather-like leaflets with an opposite arrangement. These leaves turn a rich red during autumn. The Staghorn Sumac produces cone-like clusters of small yellow/green flowers, which give way to crimson red berries that are covered in fine hairs. The Staghorn Sumac is easily recognized by its branches which are covered in fine hairs resembling velvet. The trunk of this species is normally branchless, until it opens up into a short, wide crown at the top. The branches also secrete a pale milky sap when broken. Staghorn Sumac is a highly tolerant species and may be found in open areas along roadsides, shorelines, and forest edges.

Compartment A

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Pasture Rose
2
Bush Honeysuckle
1
Witch Hazel
2
Red Osier Dogwood
2
Christmas Fern
3
White Oak
1
Butterfly Milkweed
5

Compartment B

Naturalization Area

Add tall whispy grass if available
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m
  • Light conditions: full sun
Pasture Rose
2
Bush Honeysuckle
3
Butterfly Milkweed
5
American Mountain Ash
1
Chokecherry
1
Balsam Fir
3

Compartment C

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m
  • Light conditions: partial sun
Witch Hazel
1
Staghorn Sumac
5

Schedule B

Financial Summary

Project by: Watersheds Canada


The following section outlines the total cost of your project. It has been divided into 2 sections; 1- Plants and Material, 2- Services. It also includes the breakdown of the landowner contribution and the portion that will be paid by Watersheds Canada, as outlined in the Project Costs Total table.

The Natural Edge program has received generous funding to help support the costs of plants, materials, and project coordination and delivery, making this program possible.

Potted stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Pasture Rose 4 $13.00 $52.00
Bush Honeysuckle 4 $13.00 $52.00
Witch Hazel 3 $13.00 $39.00
Red Osier Dogwood 2 $13.00 $26.00
Christmas Fern 3 $13.00 $39.00
White Oak 1 $13.00 $13.00
American Mountain Ash 1 $13.00 $13.00
Chokecherry 1 $13.00 $13.00
Balsam Fir 3 $13.00 $39.00
Total Potted plant stock 22 $286.00

Bareroot stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Staghorn Sumac 5 $2.25 $11.25
Total Bareroot plant stock 5 $11.25

Wildflower stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Butterfly Milkweed 10 $8.00 $80.00
Total Wildflowers plant stock 10 $80.00

Tending materials

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Mulch 37 $0.95 $35.15
Tree guards (deciduous only) 2 $1.50 $3.00
Total Tending materials $38.15

Totals

1-Plants and materials
Bareroot plant stock $11.25
Potted plant stock $286.00
Wildflower plant stock $80.00
Tending materials $38.15
Plants & Materials $415.40
2-Services Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Watersheds Canada's Site visit (Site visit in-kind) 1 on 08/08/2018 $150.00 $0.00
Plant stocking 37 $2.00 $74.00
Mulching & tree guard installation 37 $1.50 $55.50
Shipping & handling of materials $25.00
Planting plan $350.00
Project management and delivery $400.00
Administration fee $100.00
Services total $1,004.50
Total Project Costs Subtotal
Total project value (including in kind contributions) $1,517.40
Total eligible costs (excluding in kind contributions) $1,419.90
Watersheds Canada's contribution (75% of eligible costs) $1,064.93
Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs) $354.97

Schedule C

Project Agreement

Stewardship Agreement

Please indicate your agreement to this proposed plan by signing the following Stewardship Agreement and submitting it, along with your financial contribution, to:

Watersheds Canada
115-40 Sunset Blvd. Perth ON K7H 2Y4

Plant Availability

Please note that plant species may need to be changed based on plant stock availability at the time of ordering.

Project Completion

Upon receiving your signed stewardship agreement and financial contribution, a date will be booked to complete the project. Watersheds Canada will supply all plants, materials, and planting labour. If there are particular dates that you would prefer, we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The Natural Edge Stewardship Agreement with Watersheds Canada

Agreement made this            Day of the Month of            in the Year           .

BETWEEN Mike Brideau , 12 Stella Lane, Cobden, Ontario, K0J 1K0 (Hereinafter called the OWNERS)

AND Watersheds Canada, 115-40 Sunset Blvd. Perth ON K7H 2Y4, (Hereinafter called WC)

WHEREAS the Owners and WC have met and discussed plans for shoreline naturalization on the specified area(s) in Schedule A existing on the Owners’ land;
WHEREAS the Owners indicate approval of the project as proposed; and
WHEREAS the project is, or will be for the benefit of the Owners and others;

1. This Agreement shall be in effect for a period of 5 years, commencing with the date of this Agreement.

2. The Owners and WC agree that the areas where the work is to be performed is as described in Schedule A.

3. The Owners grant WC, its contractors, employees and agents, the right to enter the property to perform the work agreed upon as outlined in Schedule A. In addition, WC, its contractors, employees and agents may inspect the work performed for the purposes of monitoring the project and survival assessment, with prior agreement with Owners for date and time of inspection.

4. The Owners agree to contribute the “Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs)” and pay the costs indicated in Schedule B.

5. In instances where the Owners are to pay WC for work to be performed (outlined in Schedule A), the Owners agree to provide payments to WC prior to the commencement of that operation. Failure of payment shall constitute a breach of this Agreement and the Owners agree this Agreement will be terminated and thereupon the Owners agree to pay WC the estimated costs of the operations of the project completed, if any.

6. The Owners agree, if necessary, to perform a reasonable amount of maintenance, which is described in the Native Plant Care Guide, available at watersheds.ca.

7. If the contractor is required to perform the work outlined in Schedule A, then the contractor carrying out the work on the land described will be required to take out and furnish evidence of a comprehensive policy of public liability and property damage coverage. The contractor and their workers will be required to be in good standing with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board prior to performing the work.

8. The Owners agree not to remove, destroy or alter the project without prior consultation and approval of WC. Pruning and trimming planted nursery stock, or adding replacement native nursery stock is exempt.

9. The Owners agree not to mow the planted area.

10. The Owners do acknowledge that WC, its contractors, employees and agents, having performed said works, are not under further obligation with respect to survival of nursery stock, inspection, or maintenance.

11. The Owners, in the absence of negligence, hereby remises, releases and forever discharges WC, its contractors, employees and agents from all claims and demands for injuries, including death, loss, damages and costs in any way related to or connected with installation and maintenance of the work described or resulting from any deleterious effects of the work to the land or to the lands and buildings thereon retained by the Owners.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have agreed to the contents of this plan; SIGNED:

Watersheds Canada

Representative Signature:

This is your organizational representative's signature.

Mike Brideau

Owner Signature:

About this program

About Watersheds Canada

Watersheds Canada is a non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity committed to working with landowners, communities, and organizations to protect lakes and rivers through developing effective, transferable, and long-term solutions.


This program was created by Watersheds Canada

We believe that every person has the right to access clean and healthy lakes and rivers in Canada. At Watersheds Canada, we work to keep these precious places naturally clean and healthy for people and wildlife to continue using for years to come. We love working with others to meet the needs of local communities, whether you’re a concerned citizen, a landowner, a lake association looking for help, or a coalition of groups interested in activating your local community.