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123 Street Name, Blue Lake

Planting plan created by Natural Edge Partner
Survey Date: 09/21/2020 Planting Date: 12/10/2019

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 6m 5m 30m2 acidic, normal, basicsandy, claydry, normalfull sun, partial sunmax 1.5m, max 2m, max 3m, over 3m, any
6m 5m 30m2

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 A Potted Bareroot Wildflower
Beaked Hazel 7 7
Balsam Poplar 3 3
Black Chokeberry 9 6 3
Subtotal 19 10 6 3
Totals 19

Plant Information

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

Beaked Hazel
Beaked Hazel
Height: 4-8m
The Beaked Hazel is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub which can grow in a variety of soil, light and moisture conditions. This shrub species thrives in partial shade conditions. The Beaked Hazel is multi-stemmed with loosely spaced branches. This species produces catkins during the fall and small red flowers during the spring. Pollinated flowers turn to large, round nuts, which ripen mid-fall, and are covered in a bright green husk. These nuts provide a food source for many bird and mammal species including humans. The Beaked Hazel is one of the hardiest of Hazel species and is commonly used for naturalizing and landscaping purposes.
Balsam Poplar
Balsam Poplar
Height: 25m
The Balsam Poplar is a large tree that can grow up to 25 m in height and 50 cm in diameter. The leaves are broad and ovate in shape, with a drawn-out leaf tip. They have rounded bases that sometimes contain warty glands and an upper side that is dark green. The underside of the leaf is mostly hairless and silvery green in colour. The margins are finely toothed with numerous short rounded ridges which lead down to the petiole, or leaf stalk, which is hairy, green, and approximately 7-10 cm. Pollinator catkins grow to be about 7-10 cm while the seed catkins can get to be 6-7 cm. The twigs are reddish-brown and become dark orange and eventually turn gray with age, while the bark is greenish-brown when young, and gray when the tree is mature. The tree itself may reproduce via seed dispersal, root suckers, stump sprouts, and buried branches. The Balsam Poplar prefers full sun to partially shaded areas and soils with high moisture levels. It is most often found in river valleys and is frequently planted in rural areas for shelter belts and windbreaks.
Black Chokeberry
Black Chokeberry
Height: 1-3m
The Black Chokeberry is a medium sized deciduous shrub with edible fruit. This species requires full sun to partial shade and can tolerate soil conditions from loamy and moist to rocky and dry. Naturally, Black Chokeberry is found in wet wooded areas such as; swamps, along shorelines, and within forest understory. This species is multi-stemmed, and forms thickets from stems which arise from the roots. Leaves are simple, growing alternately along the branch turning a bold red to orange during the fall. During spring, clusters of showy, white flowers appear turning into dark purple berries by fall. This species is resistant to drought, insects, pollution, and disease. The Black Chokeberry is often cultivated as an ornamental plant and food product. Additionally, this species is useful for bank stabilization and erosion control applications.

Compartment A

Naturalization Area

  • pH: acidic, normal, basic
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, clay
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m, max 2m, max 3m, over 3m, any
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Beaked Hazel
Balsam Poplar
Black Chokeberry

Schedule B

Financial Summary

Project by: Natural Edge Partner

Shoreline Re-Naturalization Starter Kit includes: free site visit, customized re-naturalization planting plan for your shoreline property, native plants including free bare root (small) and potted (large) plants and wildflowers, coconut fibre pads to deter grass from growing around new plantings, tree guards for all deciduous trees, mulch for your wildflowers, Plant Care Guide with instructions on how to take care of your new plants, Habitat Creation Guide and a Wildflower Garden Guide.

Our planting plans are created onsite with you and provide detailed information and plans to re-naturalize your shoreline property. We take photos of areas for planting and overlay native plants that are well suited to your property based on site conditions such as soil type and sunlight availability.

We will work with you to create a plan that works for you including options for low growing plants in areas where views are important.

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Starter Kit fee $250
Free potted plants 10 $0 $0
Free bareroot plants 35 $0 $0
Free wildflowers 5 $0 $0
Total costs $250.00

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:

Natural Edge Partner

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 Natural Edge Partner

Agreement made this 12th Day of the Month of August in the Year 2019.

BETWEEN Joe Smith, 123 Street Name, Ontario, K1E 1G5 (Hereinafter called the OWNERS)

AND Natural Edge Partner, , (Hereinafter called NEP)

WHEREAS the Owners and NEP 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 NEP agree that the areas where the work is to be performed is as described in Schedule A.

3. The Owners grant NEP, its contractors, employees and agents, the right to enter the property to perform the work agreed upon as outlined in Schedule A. In addition, NEP, 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 (% of eligible costs)” and pay the costs indicated in Schedule B.

5. In instances where the Owners are to pay NEP for work to be performed (outlined in Schedule A), the Owners agree to provide payments to NEP 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 NEP 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 NEP. 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 NEP, 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 NEP, 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:

Natural Edge Partner

Representative Signature:


Joe Smith

Owner Signature:


About this program

About Natural Edge Partner

About the Natural Edge Partner.

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.