11 a.m., Sept. 24)
When buying trees or shrubs there's a lot to consider
By Fred Sherwin
the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, many people
may consider adding a new tree, or a decorative shrub to
their properties. If so, you may want to consider these
important tips provided by the folks at J.A. Laporte Flowers
and Nursery on Old Montreal Road.
red maple from J.A. Laporte can provide plenty
of shade and privacy for six o seven months
of the year. File photo
it comes to planting a new tree, first determine what
you want the tree for shade, or privacy, or both.
determine the size you need and how long it will take
to reach maturity. Some trees grow faster than others.
One of the fastest growing trees in this environment are
Canadian Red Maples.
red maple can provide shade early in the season and reduce
air-conditioning costs during the summer months by sheltering
your home from the blazing sun. In winter, when the branches
are bare, sunlight can stream in to warm your home
trees to consider are Locusts, Russian Olives, and Ornamental
J.A. Laporte has over 145 different varieties of trees
and they are more than happy to provide people with advice
on what tree would best suit their property for a given
Estelle Laporte suggests that people bring in a picture
of their property along with an idea of what they want
to hide if they want it for privacy or for shade.
has its spot. We have columnars to block out certain windows.
We have globe varieties that will grow to a 10 x 10 ball
to block out a patio doors. So theres always something
for somebody, you just have to pick out the right thing,
trees, J.A. Laporte also carries more than 245 varieties
of ornamental shrubs that can spruce up any yard. They
have shrubs that can be used as garden accents and shrubs
that can stand on their own. They have flowering shrubs
such as lilacs, forsythia, and hydrangea, and evergreen
shrubs including several different varieties of yews,
junipers and hemlock.
best advice is to get advice from the experts at Laporte.
Having been in business for more than 50 years, they know
the area like no one else. They know what works and what
doesnt in each and every neighbourood..
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)