Mission 2: Vimy Oak Saplings for Sale in Canada
Vimy Oaks Legacy has partnered with NVK Nurseries in Dundas, Ontario. Since January 2015, NVK has been growing oaks from cuttings and acorns collected from the Scarborough site, that are direct descendants of the English oaks (Quercus robur) destroyed during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.
These oak saplings will be offered for sale early in 2017 to organizations that are committed to planting them at commemorative sites such as cenotaphs, town squares, memorial sites and parks, heritage sites, schools, military cemeteries and sites, Royal Canadian Legions, public locations associated with World War One and at sites that communicate messages of universal values and peace.
The purchase price will be a $125 fee to recover administration and nursery costs plus a variable freight cost from Dundas, Ontario to the shipped destination. HST of 13% will be added to the total price.
The administrative costs will help cover the cost of planting saplings in France. Funds from the sale of saplings that are in excess of Vimy Oaks Legacy costs will be donated to the Vimy Foundation to assist in the construction costs of the Vimy Foundation Centennial Park which will be located adjacent to the lands of the Vimy Ridge National Memorial in northern France.
To obtain an application to purchase a commemorative sapling, see below.
Buy a Commemorative Vimy Oak Sapling
To download a fillable application form to purchase a Vimy Oak sapling for planting at a commemorative site in Canada, click here or request an application form by email from R. Domoney at VimyOaksCanada@rogers.com.Download Form