August 1, 2019
Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide
Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide

Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide released

The newly released Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide is the most comprehensive reference document available to the landscape industry. It captures years of research by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and experts from around the world on tree survival and establishment in challenging environments. The validated recommendations will guide green industry practitioners to sustainably design, build and maintain Canadian landscapes.

“In 1994, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association published a useful guide for the industry that was revised in 2005,” said Darby McGrath, Vineland researcher. “In 2018, Landscape Ontario partnered with Vineland to develop a 21st-century version based on a comprehensive review of the research contained within the original guide to ensure that the information was relevant.”

McGrath added, “The guide is broken up into step-by-step chapters written to provide readers with a summary of relevant content and up-to-date research findings. There is also a series of corresponding field sheets available where pertinent information from the chapters is itemized into actionable items.”

McGrath will present the guide at Congress 2020 with Ian Bruce and Glen Lumis, two of the guide’s steering committee members.

Additionally, it will be included in the Canadian Landscape Standards (CLS). The Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide is available at