Order Your Trees for Spring
For Immediate Release
St. Thomas – Even though it’s winter, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is asking landowners to start thinking about spring. KCCA is now accepting tree orders for the spring planting season.
KCCA is offering two programs for watershed residents to plant trees. Landowners planting more than 200 trees can order seedlings from KCCA for $0.25/seedling. If landowners order more than 500 trees the cost covers planting by KCCA staff and weed control. Additional discounts may be available for larger plantings through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program. To qualify for this pricing, landowners must reside in the Kettle Creek watershed.
Returning in 2020 is the Greening Communities program. This program is open to landowners in Central Elgin, St. Thomas, Southwold and Malahide who want to plant trees but do not have enough area on their property to plant 200 trees. Landowners can purchase a minimum of 20 seedlings in a variety of native species.
“The subsidized prices offered through both programs provide an attractive opportunity for landowners,” says Betsy McClure, KCCA’s stewardship program supervisor. “Landowners can also benefit from the advice of conservation authority staff on what trees are best suited for their lands.”
Landowners interested in planting trees this spring should contact KCCA as soon as possible as trees and species are offered on a first come, first served basis.
For more information on KCCA’s tree planting program, please contact Betsy McClure at 519-631-1270 ext. 229, or at email@example.com.
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