Forests, Fish and Wildlife
The J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery offers landscape and ornamental plant management advice to land owners and communities, and provides ornamental and native plant materials to Island garden centres.
Seedlings produced at the nursery are used for reforestation projects on private and public forest land, watershed enhancement projects, Christmas tree businesses and wildlife management operations. Staff also provide advice on insects and disease problems of common ornamental and native tree and shrub species.
Purchasing Plant Materials:
The Nursery does not retail plant materials directly to the public but does supply plant stock, seedlings and shrubs to participating garden centres across the Island. These outlets retail plant materials to the public and ornamental landscape operations. Download the 2015 list of suppliers [PDF file]
Common Landscaping Tree Species:
The Acadian Forest Trees section includes information on species identification, common insect and disease problems, and care and maintenance of many native Acadian Forest trees.
Common Landscaping Shrub Species:
The Acadian Forest Shrubs section includes information on shrub species identification, common insect and disease problems, and tip on their care and maintenance.
Invasive Plants and Insects and Tree Diseases:
The Invasive Plants, Insects and Tree Diseases section contains information on problem or invasive plant species, non-native insects and introduced tree diseases.
The department also offers a variety of tree and shrub planting programs for forest owners, home owners, schools, communities and community groups as well as information on the common insects and diseases that affect trees and shrubs.