The Greening Communities program is available to residents of the Municipality of Central Elgin, the City of St. Thomas, the Township of Southwold and the Township of Malahide. Native tree seedlings are available for landowners in these municipalities at an affordable rate to help “green” the municipality.
Trees are preordered and stock is limited. Orders are accepted on a first come, first served basis. A minimum order of 20 trees is required and landowners must order species in quantities of 10. Species available include: White spruce, Norway spruce, White cedar, White pine, Freeman maple, Sugar maple, Red oak, Sycamore, Tulip Tree, White Birch, Eastern redbud and Red Osier dogwood.
Planting trees is important in achieving a healthier, greener Municipality.
The benefits of Greening Communities include:
• Improved air quality
• Reduced heating and cooling costs
• Emission reductions
• Increased storm water control
• Smog reduction
• Provide habitat for birds and other fauna
• Noise abatement
• Improved health of citizens
• Aesthetically enhanced landscapes
If you have questions about stock, billing or pick-up, please contact Betsy McClure, Stewardship Program Supervisor at email@example.com