Tier 1 Mother Trees will be located within INT natural areas with no public or private footpath systems.
Tier 2 Mother Trees will be located within INT natural areas that have a private footpath system.
Tier 3 Mother Trees will be located within INT natural areas with a publicly accessible footpath system.
A common tree in the Wabanaki-Acadian forest, the Red Oak can grow up to 25m tall and live for over 250 years. It is native to the Island and produces acorns, an edible nut which is also an important food source for wildlife.
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This coniferous tree is one of the longest-lived tree species in our native Wabanaki-Acadian forest, living up to 300 to 500 years and providing important habitat for wildlife.
An abundant and fast-growing deciduous tree that is prized for its bright red colored leaves in the fall. Red maple trees can live up to 150 years and are predicted to do well on PEI in projected climate change conditions.
This deciduous species grows tall and slender in Acadian forests, reaching heights of over 23m and living up to 200 years. White ash can survive periodic flooding and its seeds are an important food source for birds.
A very tall growing and stately coniferous tree that can reach heights of over 35m, with a lifespan of 400 to 500 years. The silhouette of this tree can often be spotted rising above the forest canopy.
The species tends to be found only in the western half of the Island and prefers to grow in rich and wet swampy areas or in calcareous soils. This slow-growing species can live up to 350 years of age.
This species is among the tallest of the native birch trees, growing up to 25m tall and living up to 300 years. This hardwood species grows best in moist rich soils.
A deciduous species that is known because of its byproduct, maple syrup, these trees grow well in shade and require deep, moist, and fertile soils. Sugar maples are a climax species of the Wabanaki-Acadian forest, living between 150 to 300 years and reaching heights of up to 28m.