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Canopy Collingwood

Canopy Collingwood is a community forest project aimed at increasing the Town's urban tree canopy and pollinator habitat on private lands. This program is made possible by the very generous donation of Julie DiLorenzo.

Native Plant vs. Cultivar

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Click on the image above to open this 2 page document explaining a native plant versus a cultivar plant. Cultivars are commonly found in larger greenhouse nurseries and are inferior when it comes to ecological health and wildlife habitat. We encourage the purchase of native plants for your Canopy Pollinator Garden to best support our native bees, butterflies and other insects. 

Local Native Plant Nurseries 

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This one page document explains the details of our local native plant nurseries in South Georgian Bay! Click on the image to open the document. 

Common Native Plants sold in nurseries

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This list covers herbaceous native plant species, such as wildflowers and grasses that are commonly sold at nurseries. Click on the image to open this five page document detailing the plant species name, common name, some details of the plant species as well as host plant and pollen specialist insects. 

Check out the Town of Collingwood's webpage for details: 

About Bees & Trees


The Town of Collingwood is pleased to offer Canopy Collingwood Bees & Trees again for a third year in a row. Collingwood residents will be provided a financial incentive in the form of a rebate on the purchase of up to two trees from a nursery or garden centre operation, or the materials required to establish a pollinator garden on private property. Trees and pollinator plants native to the Collingwood area are preferred for this program, however, not mandatory for the rebate. Collingwood residents who purchased a tree(s) or native plant materials will be eligible to receive 50% of the cost (before delivery charges and taxes) in the form of a rebate from the Town. The maximum rebate per tree is $150 for each tree (maximum two per property). The rebate for a pollinator garden is 50% of the cost to a maximum of $150 (one rebate per property). Condominium Corporations can acquire subsidy for up to six trees or one pollinator garden per Condo Corp.


Apply before Tuesday, July 4th

Please click on the documents below to learn about native plants, local native plant species, and why you should choose native plants for your Canopy Pollinator Garden over other plant species commonly sold at nurseries. 

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