Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Common Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata) in Canada

The Common Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata), designated as Threatened in Canada, is a short-lived, shade intolerant tree of diminutive stature. It is found primarily on sandy, well-drained, often dry, naturally-disturbed shorelines, in adjacent open areas, and on alvars. These habitats are naturally limited in their distribution and thus Common Hoptree is always believed to have been rare in Canada where its range is primarily restricted to the north shore of Lake Erie and the western Lake Erie islands. A few inland populations occur along historic shorelines in southern Ontario. Male and female trees, usually separate, do not occur at all sites. Pollinators are required and although the seeds are wind-borne, they do not typically travel far.

Consultation period: 2011-11-02 to 2012-01-01


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Contact Person(s)

Lead Recovery Planner
Parks Canada Agency
Ontario Service Centre
1800 Walkley Rd.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0M5
Tel: 613-993-2125
Fax: 613-993-9796
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