Forestry & Tree Planting
Kettle Creek watershed’s current forest cover is 15%. In order to achieve the 25% forest cover recommended by Environment Canada for a healthy watershed, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) alone will have to plant 100,000 trees for the next 100 years.
Since 2001 KCCA has a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to plant Carolinian and native tree and shrub species in the watershed. OPG’s support has resulted in the reforestation of more than 400 acres of land and KCCA's One-millionth tree was planted on June 22, 2013.
Local municipalities continue to support KCCA’s reforestation efforts. Consequently, KCCA is committed to planting 40,000 trees per year. Seedlings are available to landowners for 25 cents each. There is a minimum order of 200 seedlings; sites must enhance interior forest cover, extend natural heritage corridors and stream buffers within the Kettle Creek watershed. There is an application process, which includes a site visit from KCCA staff to verify site criteria.
Place your order now for the 2014 season as stock is assigned on a first come first served basis.