2017 National Tree Day

on September 26, 2017

Feature Trees at Selections Nursery for National Tree Day 2017

National Tree Day takes place Sept. 27, 2017, the Wednesday of National Forest Week. This day serves as a time for all Canadians to celebrate something that we in the horticulture and landscaping industries celebrate every day – Trees!

Learn more about the history of National Tree Day.

Learn about the benefits of trees in our environment here or read on below our feature trees.

At Selections Nursery, we nurture and care for trees daily, here’s a few we’ve selected to highlight for this important celebration of nature.

Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’ 

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’

Deep purple-red dissected leaves, brilliant fall colour and delicate weeping branches; this dwarf tree is a real specimen. Acer ‘Tamukeyama’ is the perfect fit for a Japanese garden or placed beside a water feature. Imagine the graceful weeping branches sweeping down to a reflective glassy pool, mesmerizing the viewer into introspective tranquility.



Dwarf deciduous tree 8’ high & 10’ wide
Full to part sun
Average moisture soil with good drainage
Low maintenance

Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’

Stryrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes'
Stryrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’ – Winter

This tree will provide visual interest in any garden, year-round. Sweetly fragrant, Spring-blooming pink flowers hang down from horizontal branches. In summer, the flowers mature into bell chimes that hold on steadfast to their branches, even into winter. Golden yellow and orange flush the leaves with lively fall colour in October. 

Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes'
Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’ – Spring/Summer



Deciduous tree, approx. 25’ high & 25’ wide when mature
Full to part sun
Average moisture soil with good drainage
Low maintenance


Tsuga heterophylla

Tsuga heterophylla
Tsuga heterophylla

Tsuga heterophylla is well known in these parts as the Western Hemlock, populating our native forests. It will honour a garden with commitment: in 100 years they can grow taller than 250 feet. As a versatile understory tree, it will tolerate shade when it is young. This tree is also evergreen and can withstand summer drought.

Evergreen, approx. 40’ wide & 200’ high in 100 yrs, SLOW growing in the meantime
Full sun to full shade
Prefers moist, acidic soils rich in organic matter

Visit Selections Nursery to view these spectacular trees in person.

Benefits of Trees

Content source: Tree Canada

Trees provide many benefits, creating healthier, more sustainable, and more beautiful communities. Here are just a few of the benefits of trees:

Trees provide food for people and animals (fruit, berries, and nuts)

Trees capture carbon and become carbon ‘sinks’ which reduce the Greenhouse Effect

Trees’ root systems help prevent soil erosion, which prevents water pollution

Properties with trees are generally valued higher in the real estate market

Trees provide employment in the forestry field: foresters, arborists, lumber, research, tree workers, etc.

Trees provide shade in the summer, which saves on air conditioning costs; conifers insulate homes in the winter, reducing heating costs

Trees shade asphalt, making streets and parking lots cooler and extending the life of the asphalt

Trees planted in fields shield against wind and snow and help protect crops

Trees beautify the landscape and block out unattractive views

Trees provide shelter for wildlife

Trees provide health benefits, such as stress reduction, and speed the healing process

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