START PREPPING FOR SPRING TREE PLANTING THIS FALL

Start Preparing for Spring Tree Planting this Fall with the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) will continue to offer trees and shrubs for sale, or for free during in 2022, and now is the time to start planning. Through various partnerships with member municipalities and organizations, there are the multiple ways landowners can participate.

Trees for Rural Roads

Are you interested in planting trees along your property line next to municipal roads? Is your property in the Municipality of Clarington or the Municipality of Port Hope? The GRCA has once again collaborated with the Municipalities to offer free potted stock to be planted along rural roads. The Trees for Rural Roads program goal is to restore trees along roads for their beauty and environmental benefits. Applications are due March 31, 2022.

GRCA Tree and Shrub Seedling Program

If flowering shrubs or evergreens and hardwoods are what you are looking for, the GRCA also offers a variety through their Tree Seedling Program. Over 25 different species are available and range in price from $0.85 to $3.25 each. The Program catalogue will be available in December 2021 and orders are due March 4, 2022.

Full Service Tree Planting

Do you have more than 2.5 acres of open land that you would like to plant trees on? The GRCA offers a full service tree planting program. Funding is available through Forests Ontario, Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign and the GRCA’s Clean Water-Healthy Land Financial Assistance Program to significantly offset the cost of large-scale tree planting. Set up a free site visit with GRCA staff today to consider having your property planted in 2022.

The GRCA is proud to partner with Forests Ontario and the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign (HOHTC). Together, both organizations support tree planting efforts, while also commemorating veterans and paying tribute to Canadians that have served during times of war. The GRCA is excited to be a part of this tribute and hopes to see an increased number of trees planted within local watersheds; however, private land is needed to undertake plantings. Ask today on how you can become involved in this living tribute. Spring 2022 is your last chance to participate in the HOHTC.

For further information, please contact Pam Lancaster, Conservation Lands Coordinator at the GRCA: 905-885-8173 or stewardship@grca.on.ca. More information is also available at https://www.grca.on.ca/programs-stewardship.

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Jessica Wessels, Communications Specialist

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