OFGAC Native Trees and Shrubs Database

Sort All Trees By: Common Name | French Name | Botanical Name | Water Requirement | Light Requirement | Salt Tolerance | Height or Search the database

Welcome to Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee's (OFGAC) Native Trees Database. The database provides information about trees native to the Ottawa area. It is hoped this information will encourage the planting of native trees since they are adpated to local conditions. View the database or Search it.


  • Anon. 2003. Average urban tolerance of trees in Ottawa. City of Ottawa Forestry Service. Ottawa, ON. (salt tolerance)
  • Brand M. H. 2003. University of Connecticut database of trees, shrubs and vines. Storrs, CT.
  • Brunton, D. F. 2005. Vascular plants of the City of Ottawa, with identification of significant species. Appendix A of Muncaster Environmental Planning and Brunton Consulting Services. Urban Natural Areas Environmental Evaluation Study, Final Report. Planning and Growth Management Department, City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. 137 pp.
  • Chambers, B., K. Legasy, and C.V. Bentley. 1996. Forest Plants of Central Ontario. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, AB. 448 pp.
  • Dirr, M.A. 1998. Manual of woody landscape plants: their identification, ornamental characteristics, culture, propagation and uses. Stipes Publishing L.L.C.
    Champaign, IL. 1187 pp.
  • Farrar, J. L. 1995. Trees in Canada. Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Markham ON and Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON. 502 pp.
  • Ferguson Forest Centre. 2006. Table 1, Tree species selection table.
  • Findlay, S. 2001. Capital Woodlands: A field and armchair guide to Ottawa’s urban woodlands and wooded areas. Penumbra Press. Ottawa, ON. 170 pp.
  • Gillett J.M, and D.J. White. 1998. Checklist of vascular plants of the Ottawa-Hull Region, Canada. Ottawa, ON. Canadian Museum of Nature. Ottawa, ON. 155 pp.
  • Gilman, E., H. Beck, and J. Grabosky. 2006. Northern tree selector
  • Hanrahan C. 2002. Planting the urban landscape: selected trees and shrubs for birds. Trail and Landscape 36(3): 115-122.
  • Hériteau, J. 1999. Trees, shrubs and hedges for home landscaping. Creative Homeowners. Upper Saddle River, NJ. 208 pp.
  • Zimmerman B. 2001. Trees and shrubs with high salt tolerance.
  • Hort-Pro On-line Magazine. 2002. Salt tolerant plants
  • Kershaw, L. 2001. Trees in Ontario: Including tall shrubs. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton. AB. 240 pp.
  • Layberry R.A., Hall P.W. and J.D. Lafontaine. 1998. The butterflies of Canada. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, ON. 280 pp. (larval food sources)
  • Mathews, F.S. 1915. Field book of American trees and shrubs. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. NY and London. 22nd printing. 465 pp + colour plates
  • Marie-Victorin, Frère. 1964. Flore laurentienne. Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal. Montréal, QC. 2è Édition. 925 pp.
  • Morton Arboretum. 2003. Salt tolerant trees and shrubs.
  • Newmaster, S.G., A.G. Harris and L.J. Kershaw. 1997. Wetland plants of Ontario. Lone Pine Press. Edmonton, AB. 240 pp.
  • Perry, L.P. 1997. Salt tolerance of trees and shrubs. University of Vermont.
  • Powell, G. and T. Beardmore. 2003. New Brunswick species of concern: a field guide to trees and shrubs. 66 pp.
  • Ritchie G.A. 1996 (updated on web in 2007). Trees of knowledge: a handbook of maritime trees. Atlantic Forestry Centre, Frederiction, NB. Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada. Also available in hard cover, pub Tay Tree and Land Services. ISBN 0-662-23478-2. Cat. No.Fo42-244/1996E. Disponible en français Arbres de la connaissance. (salt tolerance; pollution tolerance; wildlife uses)
  • Soper J. H. and M. L. Heimburger. 1985. Shrubs of Ontario. Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publication, Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, ON. 495 pp.
  • Suffling R., Eagles, P. and L. Lamb. 1997. Recommended list of trees and shrubs for University of Waterloo plantings. Waterloo, ON.
  • Transportation Association of Canada. 2003. Synthesis of Best Management Practices: Road Salt Management. Chapter 6.0 Vegetation Management.
  • USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
  • Wilkinson, K. 1990. Trees and shrubs of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton,
    AB. 191 pp. (For western names)
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