Booth

815 Wartman Ave, Lake Ontario

Planting plan created by Watersheds Canada
Survey Date: 04/09/2019 Planting Date: 09/27/2020

Funded by • Ontario Trillium Foundation •

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: 6a

Land Characteristics by Compartment

Length Width Area pH Soil Moisture Light Height
A 9m 13m 117m2 normalloamy, claynormalshademax 1.5m, max 2m
B 4m 3m 6m2 normalloamy, claynormalpartial sunmax 1.5m
C 5m 5m 25m2 normalloamy, claynormal, moistshademax 1.5m
D 1m 1m 1m2 normalloamy, claymoistfull sun
19m 5.5m 149m2

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 ABCD Potted Bareroot Wildflower
Witch Hazel 4 4
Bush Honeysuckle 8 8
Canadian Serviceberry 1 1
Wintergreen 6 6
Canada Mayflower 7 7
Ninebark 4 4
White Birch 1 1
Fragrant Sumac 5 5
Snowberry 4 4
Wild Geranium 666 18
Small Cranberry 9 9
Common Spicebush 1 1
Christmas Fern 4 4
Silver Maple 11 2
Wild Columbine 3 3
Subtotal 4616141 47 9 21
Totals 77

Plant Information

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

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.
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.
Canadian Serviceberry
Canadian Serviceberry
Height: 3-5 m
The Canadian Serviceberry is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree which grows from 3-5 m in a dense round form. This plant may also be known by the common names: Juneberry, Shadblow, or Shadbush. Early in the spring, prior to leaf development, clusters of fragrant, showy white flowers bloom along the branches. By July, these flowers give way to the fruiting bodies. The fruits are initially small, green berries, which grow to the size of blueberries and turn a deep purple-blue upon maturation during the fall. Leaves produced are finely toothed and spear-shaped. Throughout the summer, leaves are dark green and turn a dramatic orange-red during the fall.
Wintergreen
Wintergreen
Height: 15 cm
Wintergreen is a medium-sized ground cover species that grows up to 15 cm in height. The leaves are glossy, dark-green, simple, oval shaped, and turn purple during the fall. Wintergreen is a visually appealing plant that produces small, white, bell-shaped flowers during the spring. This species yields edible, scarlet red berries during July, which persist throughout the winter months. These berries are a great food source for many song birds, squirrels, deer and a tasty treat for humans when added to pastries or salads. The name Wintergreen comes from the plants ability to keep it's leaves throughout the winter. Wintergreen is unique because their leaves emit a minty aroma when crushed. Wintergreen oil is commonly used in the flavoring of gum and toothpaste.
Canada Mayflower
Canada Mayflower
Height: 20 cm
Canada Mayflower is a herbaceous perennial wildflower that grows up to 20 cm tall. This plant may also be known by the common name False Lily of the Valley. This species has 1-3 leaves that are large, smooth, alternately arranged, oval shaped with pointed tips, have prominent veins, and have entire margins. The flowers are small, creamy white colored, have 4 petals, 4 stamens, appear in spiked raceme clusters, and bloom between May and June. In late summer, the flowers are replaced with round speckled pale red berries that each contain two seeds. Canada Mayflower can form colonies along fibrous rhizomes. The flowers are beneficial for pollinator species, like bees.
Ninebark
Ninebark
Height: 2-3m
The Common Ninebark is a very hardy, large, deciduous shrub naturally occurring within riparian zones. This species is often planted as an ornamental shrub for its exfoliating bark which reveals reddish-light brown inner bark. This shrub is multi-stemmed with numerous horizontal and ascending branches creating a full, round shape. The Common Ninebark produces dull green, ovate to round shaped leaves with three to five lobes per leaf. During the fall the leaves turn brilliant yellow or dark purple. Between May and June, showy, bell-shaped flowers bloom in clusters on the terminal ends of the branches. During the summer, these flowers give way to small green or green-yellow berries which turn a bright red upon ripening.
White Birch
White Birch
Height: 15-25m
The Paper Birch is a medium-sized, deciduous tree which may also be referred to as White Birch or Canoe Birch. This species produces a sparse, irregular crown which arises from a slender trunk. This tree is best known for distinctive white, horizontally flaking bark, from which its name is derived. The Paper Birch produces light green, egg-shaped, 5-10 cm long leaves alternately arranged. During the fall, the light green foliage turns a bright yellow colour. During the spring, catkins appear and produce winged seed keys which mature and drop between the fall and following spring.
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Height: 1-2m
The Fragrant Sumac is a medium-sized deciduous shrub within the Cashew family. This species grows between 1-2 meters in height, is multi-stemmed, and produces a round, dense crown composed of erect and spreading branches. Between March and April, small yellow flower clusters bloom on the terminal ends of the branches prior to leaf development. Fruit development begins during late summer. Small, red, hairy berries are produced and can remain on the plant throughout the winter. Male catkins develop on the plant in September. Fragrant Sumac leaves are simple and arranged alternately along the branch. Leaves produced are simple and trifoliate with a large center lobe, appearing similar to Poison Ivy. During the spring and summer, the leaves are light green to green-yellow in colour turning a bright yellow to red or dark purple in autumn. Crushed leaves and stems of the Fragrant Sumac produce a fragrant citrus aroma, hence the common name. The aroma of this shrub is attractive to butterfly species, making it the perfect addition to any butterfly garden. The roots of the Fragrant Sumac are shallow, fibrous, and spread rapidly, making it an ideal choice for stabilizing shorelines and mitigating erosion on steep slopes. Unlike other Sumac species, Fragrant Sumac is significantly less aggressive and easily maintained.
Snowberry
Snowberry
Height: 1-2m
The Snowberry is a small shrub known for its white berries bunching at the nodes. This species produces oval-shaped, oppositely arranged, dark green colored leaves with smooth margins on short stalks. This shrub yields white to pink clusters of bell-shaped flowers during the summer. The fruiting bodies produced by this shrub are small, white berries that grow in bunches. These berries provide a good food source to a variety of animals, but are poisonous to humans. Snowberry is an ideal species for bank stabilization applications because its roots are vigorous and deep ranging. This species grows well in sandy or rocky, open areas, such as open forests and along shorelines.
Wild Geranium
Wild Geranium
Height: 70 cm
Wild Geranium is a herbaceous perennial wildflower species that grows up to 70 cm tall. The leaves on the wildflower are basal with 5-7 deeply divided toothed lobes, ranging between 10-13 cm wide. Due to the shape of the leaves, Wild Geranium is often mistaken for Canada Anemone. It is often found in meadows and forests, preferring partial to full shade with moist loamy soil. Wild Geranium is an ideal wildflower for erosion control because it forms colonies through it's rhizome system. The small petaled purple flowers attract a variety of bees and butterflies, making it a great addition to your garden for pollinators. Wild Geranium has also been used for many medicinal purposes due to its astringent properties. The rhizomes are dried and grounded to be used for mouth ulcers, inflamed gums, and sore throats.
Small Cranberry
Small Cranberry
Height: 10 cm
The Small Cranberry is a evergreen, perennial shrub that only grows about 10 cm in height. This plant may also be known by the common names Bog Cranberry or Swamp Cranberry. While considered a shrub, the Small Cranberry grows vine-like branches that trail and root along the ground. The leaves are small, simple, leathery, lance shaped, shiny dark green, alternately arranged, and have rolled edges. The flowers are small, showy, reddish pink colored, nodding, have four petals, have a cluster of long dark red stamens, appear on erect stems, and bloom between June and July. These flowers transform into dark red cranberries that reach maturity between August and September then last throughout the winter. The fruit is beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals. This species is an early colonizer, often being one of the first shrubs to grow following wild fires.
Common Spicebush
Common Spicebush
Height: 1-2m
The Common Spicebush is a small, deciduous, understory tree or large shrub known for its fragrant flowers and leaves. This species produces a broad, full crown originating from its multi-stemmed trunk. Leaves are bright green, simple, and arranged alternately along the branches. Foliage turns a bright yellow colour within the fall season. Leaves of this species emit a lemony spice smell during the summer. Flowers of the Common Spicebush bloom in March prior to leaf development, making it one of the first plant species to bloom in spring. These flowers are showy and yellow in colour, growing oppositely arranged in dense clusters. Due to the aroma that the flowers and leaves emit, the Common Spicebush is an ideal species to plant in butterfly gardens as it attracts numerous pollinators. This species provides essential habitat for Swallowtail, Silkmoth and Promethea moth larvae. The Common Spicebush produces fruit resembling a berry, which ripen and turn a scarlet red colour during the fall. These fruits provides a food source for many different bird species. The Common Spicebush is dioecious; thus there are female plants that must be pollinated by male plant. Male Spicebush plants produce larger flowers than female plants. The fibrous roots of Spicebush utilize fungi to exchange nutrients, making it an ideal plant for use in soil conservation and shoreline stabilization.
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.
Silver Maple
Silver Maple
Height: 30m
The Silver Maple is a fast growing, deciduous Maple tree famous for its majestic, mature form. This species has a broad, round crown that sits on top of a tall straight trunk. Its ascending branches give this tree a full, bushy appearance. Silver Maple leaves can be differentiated from other Maple leaves due to the deep notches on their lobes. It has a silvery white colour on its underside in contrast to bright, light green topside. During the fall, the leaves on the Silver Maple turn a reddish orange to bright golden yellow. Between late April and May, inconspicuous, small greenish red flowers bloom and by June turn to yellowish-green or brownish pairs of winged keys. The Silver Maple's shallow, spreading root system and ability to withstand flood and drought make it an excellent tree to utilize for erosion control and shoreline stabilization.
Wild Columbine
Wild Columbine
Height: 0.5 m
Wild Columbine is a perennial wildflower that grows about 0.5 m tall and is popular among gardeners due to its beautiful red and yellow coloured flowers. These flowers are nodding flowers, meaning that they droop downwards off the end of the branch. They have five sepals and five petals that stretch upwards creating five long spurs out the back. The leaves are attractive, compound and made up of 9-27 leaflets, appear in groups of three, and are rounded or broadly egg-shaped with rounded lobes. The sweet nectar of this wildflower is a great attractant to hummingbirds and butterflies.

Compartment A

Naturalization Area

Mayflower represents Wild Ginger.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m, max 2m
  • Light conditions: shade
Witch Hazel
4
Bush Honeysuckle
8
Canadian Serviceberry
1
Wintergreen
6
Canada Mayflower
7
Ninebark
4
White Birch
1
Fragrant Sumac
5
Snowberry
4
Wild Geranium
6

Compartment B

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m
  • Light conditions: partial sun
Wild Geranium
6
Small Cranberry
9
Common Spicebush
1

Compartment C

Naturalization Area

Christmas Fern represents Wood Fern
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal, moist
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m
  • Light conditions: shade
Wild Geranium
6
Christmas Fern
4
Silver Maple
1
Wild Columbine
3

Compartment D

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted
  • Moisture: moist
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay
  • Light conditions: full sun
Silver Maple
1

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
Witch Hazel 4 $13.00 $52.00
Bush Honeysuckle 8 $13.00 $104.00
Canadian Serviceberry 1 $13.00 $13.00
Wintergreen 6 $13.00 $78.00
Canada Mayflower 7 $13.00 $91.00
Ninebark 4 $13.00 $52.00
White Birch 1 $13.00 $13.00
Small Cranberry 9 $13.00 $117.00
Common Spicebush 1 $13.00 $13.00
Christmas Fern 4 $13.00 $52.00
Silver Maple 2 $13.00 $26.00
Total Potted plant stock 47 $611.00

Bareroot stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Fragrant Sumac 5 $2.25 $11.25
Snowberry 4 $2.25 $9.00
Total Bareroot plant stock 9 $20.25

Wildflower stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Wild Geranium 18 $8.00 $144.00
Wild Columbine 3 $8.00 $24.00
Total Wildflowers plant stock 21 $168.00

Tending materials

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Mulch 77 $0.95 $73.15
Tree guards (deciduous only) 3 $1.50 $4.50
Total Tending materials $77.65

Totals

1-Plants and materials
Bareroot plant stock $20.25
Potted plant stock $611.00
Wildflower plant stock $168.00
Tending materials $77.65
Plants & Materials $876.90
2-Services Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Watersheds Canada's Site visit (Site visit in-kind) 1 on 04/09/2019 $150.00 $0.00
Plant stocking 77 $2.00 $154.00
Mulching & tree guard installation 77 $1.50 $115.50
Shipping & handling of materials $25.00
Planting plan $350.00
Project management and delivery $400.00
Administration fee $100.00
Services total $1,144.50
Total Project Costs Subtotal
Total project value (including in kind contributions) $2,060.40
Total eligible costs (excluding in kind contributions) $2,021.40
Watersheds Canada's contribution (75% of eligible costs) $1,516.05
Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs) $505.35

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 13th Day of the Month of November in the Year 2019.

BETWEEN Celeste Booth, 815 Wartman Ave, Kingston, Ontario, K7M4M3 (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.

Celeste Booth

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.