Nursery

Our Nursery has produced over 100 Million Tree Seedlings in our 25 years of growing. With our 3 Heated Greenhouses and 22 Cold Frames we are able supply trees for local reforestation projects, Christmas Tree Growers, Land and Aquatic Restoration Groups, Climate Change Initiatives, and local landscaping partners. We also have a variety of agricultural crops including various varieties of Haskap!

Located in St. Andrews Nova Scotia we are proud to supply locally produced high quality nursery products across Nova Scotia and beyond.

Scott and Stewart Forestry has been a leader in Atlantic Canadian Forest Management the past 35 years promoting environmentally sensitive, productive forest practices. This extends to all the products we source and grow from our Community Nursery. We hope our expertise and commitment to always improve makes us your choice for forest management today and for tomorrow.

Christmas Tree Seedlings

As a Christmas Tree Grower ourselves we know the importance of sourcing a genetically superior, high quality tree seedlings and we strive to ensure all of our customers receive the highest quality product.

We grow over 500,000 Balsam Fir and Fraser Fir seedlings every year for our local customers. 

Our seedlings come in two main formats. A 30mm and a 50mm containerized plug and the option of a 1.5 – 2.0 year old seedling depending on our customer needs. Availability may be limited depending on the time of year. Trees are available starting in May with crops ready in May, June, and September to match with our customers planting needs. White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Douglas Fir are available in limited numbers as well.

In addition, we have the capacity to grow seedlings for Christmas Tree Growers looking to provide their own sourced seed. Call us for Details.

The new lambs in the Field Shelter at Simply Ducky Farm

Depending on your needs we also provide Tree Planting Services. Pricing varies based on quantity and location.

Call us for details

Haskap Berries

Scott and Stewart is a proud licensed producer of the Haskap Berry in Nova Scotia. This plant is considered one of the greatest super-fruits as it carries a powerful punch of antioxidants and essential nutrients. 

Canadian Haskap is extremely hardy and is the first fruit crop of the season to ripen. We grow for agricultural operations and have a starter kit available for homeowners looking to grow Haskap in their own yard! 

 

Varieties

Auora Gem
Beast Giant Hearts
Beauty Happy Giant
Berry Blue Honey Beast
Blizzard Honey Berry
Blue Banana Honey Glen
Blue Horn Jewel
Blue Moose Larisa
Blue Typhoon Ruth
Blue Treasure Treat
Borealis Tundra
Cinderella Vickey
Evie

What is Haskap ?

Haskap is a hardy berry producing plant native to Canada’s Boreal regions that originate from the Lonicera group of plants, otherwise known as Honeysuckles. If you are interested in reading more why not check out our Haskap FAQ.

Growing Hardiness

Canadian Haskap is extremely hardy (zone 0). It is the first fruit crop of the season to ripen. The ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ berries begin to change colour in early to mid June and ripe 7 to 10 days later during a normal year. The skin has a natural blue waxy coating called “bloom” which is similar to blueberries or concord grapes. When fully ripened, HASKAP berries are red on the inside and retain their deep color after processing. Click here to view the planting guide.

Small Trees and Shrubs for Reforestation and Restoration

The Sheepies belly up to the feed trough on a sunny day at Simply Ducky Farm

Scott and Stewart produces a variety of tree seedlings for reforestation projects, river restoration, and residential tree installation. Whether you are looking for 50,000 seedlings for your project, or 10 for a fenceline we have a wide variety of seedlings to meet our customers needs!

See below a list of our core growing species. Additional species may be available by request.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Call us today! We have various ongoing projects and may be able to source what you’re looking for or grow your special project!

Softwood Hardwood
Red Spruce Red Maple
White Spruce Sugar Maple
Black Spruce Stripped Maple
Norway Spruce Norway Maple
Black Spruce Black Ash
Blue Spruce White Ash
Eastern Larch Speckled Alder
White Pine Trembling Aspen
Red Pine Large Tooth Aspen
Jack Pine Linden
Balsam Fir Willow
Bracted Balsam Fir Sumac
Fraser Fir Red Oak
Douglas Fir Black Walnut

 

Fruit Trees and Decorative Shrubs

We have a variety of fruit trees and decorative shrubs available for purchase at our nursery in St. Andrews Nova Scotia. Our fruit trees come in a 4-Gallon pot and a height of 6-8 ft. These highly movable pots ensure an easy installation and tasty addition to any backyard or garden. 

Trees can be picked up at our nursery in St. Andrews or delivered to Antigonish and surrounding areas. Call for details!

Apple Trees

Apple Trees: Honeycrisp, Crimsoncrisp, Nova Spy

Price: $60.00

Height: 5-6 feet

Plum Trees

Plum Trees: Early Golden and Italian

Price: $60.00

Height: 5-6 feet

Pear Trees

Pear Trees: Harovin Bounty, Harrow Crisp, Coral Star, Early Redhaven, and Garnet Beauty

Price: $60.00

Height: 5-6 feet

Decorative Shrubs

Potted and ready for the home gardener or landscape professional. Varieties below:

Variety Price
Downer Service Berry  $ 24.23
Jap Barberry  $ 35.70
Silverleaf Dogwood  $ 28.05
Emerald Gaiety Euonymus  $ 23.80
Common Witch Hazel  $ 21.25
Annabelle Smooth Hydrangea  $ 27.20
Endless Summer Hydrangea  $ 32.30
Limelight Hydrangea  $ 32.30
Common Winterberry  $ 17.85
Northern Bayberry  $ 29.75
Abbots wood Bush Potentilla  $ 22.10
Rugosa Rose $22.10

 

Variety Price
Purple Pavement Rose  $ 28.05
Hansa Rugosa Rose  $ 28.05
Golf flame Spriea  $ 26.35
Gold mount Spirea  $ 22.10
Boomerang Lilac  $ 37.40
Dwarf Korean Lilac  $ 42.59
Congo Common Lilac  $ 41.65
American Cranberry  $ 27.20
Crimson King Weigela  $ 28.90
Sonic Boom Pearl  $ 37.40
Sonic Bloom Red  $ 32.30
Commercial Thinning

Commercial Thinning Softwood and Hardwood

Commercial thinning is an important step in intensive forest management. Commercial Thinning is a silviculture treatment that is done using harvesting machines.

This treatment is performed in even aged stands where the trees are all very close in age and size. Poorer quality trees or short-lived species such as balsam fir are removed leaving trees with better quality stems to grow and produce saw logs or veneer logs. Commercial Thinning mimics the natural disturbance regime where single trees would die off due to disease or age. The remaining trees have more access to resources and will grow at an increased rate.

Commercial thinning removes some merchantable volume from a stand and the landowner will be compensated for their products that are removed.

We offer ghost trailing services for commercial thinning using smaller machines and harvesting heads to maneuver between the remaining trees resulting in fewer extraction trails for wood products and more wind firm stands.

If you have a wood lot, you think will benefit from this treatment or are unsure if it fits your situation let us know and we would be happy to assist you with your questions.

Selection Management

This is a wood harvesting treatment is designed to support or create different age classes in a forest stand increasing biodiversity and promoting ecological forestry. This treatment can be carried out in a variety of stand types and requires knowledgeable operators and staff to complete.

Selection Management of an Uneven Aged Stand

Here is an example of this treatment in a stand of sugar maple and yellow birch.

In this picture you can see targeted trees for harvest are marked, in some stand types marking is not required. They are typically the lower quality in the stand in terms of straightness, rot, or they are the oldest and over mature trees. Special trees such as cavity trees and unique trees are left untouched as to promote biodiversity in the stand.

Everyone loves a good snack!

In the second picture a specialized machine TC822 with a fixed processing head is used to only harvest the selected trees and create narrow trails for the removal of the forest products. This machine can safely bring the largest hardwood to the ground with minimal damage to the surrounding regeneration or younger trees, something not traditionally possible. Once the tree is safely down this machine is also capable of processing wood products meaning fewer machines required to move across the ground reducing soil compaction. Finally with its small overall profile and zero tail swing this machine reduces the footprint needed to operate in.

Everyone loves a good snack!

In the third picture you can see the final product many straight large mature healthy trees remain creating shade and producing seeds, encouraging young saplings to continue to grow and sprout as offspring of the healthy trees creating an over all improvement in quality of the forest. Intermediate sized trees are left undamaged by felling to grow and continue the cycle for future generations their growth rate will be increased with the access to new available resources.

Finally the wood products are removed creating revenue for the woodlot owner and leaving harvest options in future. This treatment can be repeated as needed once the stand has had time to respond and the stand has regrown the volume removed. Making this a perpetual sustainable treatment for Nova Scotia’s Forests.

If you are considering this treatment for your woodlot, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Intensive Forest Management Harvests

Shelterwood Harvest

Shelterwood harvesting is an even-aged system used to establish and develop desirable natural regeneration. By removing a mature stand in two to three cuts over a period up to 20 years. This allows increased sunlight reaches the forest floor to stimulate seedling development. At the same time the overstory provides seed and shelter for seedlings that can grow under partial shade (red spruce is a common target species).

Increased sunlight and the protective overstory give existing or new regeneration a better chance to grow and develop. The shelter encourages water to remain in the organic layer, reducing the risk of drying for the young seedlings.

The stand is thinned using equipment, targeting poor quality species and trees for removal eliminating them as a seed source. This provides space for the remaining better-quality trees to increase crown and seed production and their growth rate.
This harvest produces wood products that the woodlot owner will be compensated for.

For information or to see if this treatment is right for you please contact us.

Overstory Removal

Overstory removal is an important treatment in regions of Nova Scotia. It is carried out in even aged mature or over mature softwood stands. Particularly in the eastern part of nova scotia we have many old farmers fields that have grown up in white spruce and balsam fir (Short lived species).

These trees are all similar age and size, once they reach maturity and over maturity they will begin to die and blow down. Fires and insects can then become a problem in some cases and woodlots become difficult to navigate. Selection management at this point is not an option as the trees remaining would not have the vigour required and would blow down.

Not all stands need to be harvested but If you are considering your woodlot as an economic resource, then the timely removal of these trees is key to ensure they remain sawable timber and have the greatest return as if they show rot at the base they will become pulp wood, or a bio product resulting in reduced returns for the landowner.

For over story removal the marketable trees are removed and sold the woodlot owner is compensated for their products. Regeneration is left undamaged with proper harvesting techniques. After a year we assess the treatment area for appropriate and adequate regeneration. If it is not found, we restock through planting the appropriate species for the ecosite.

Contact us for any questions