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Spring is Around the Corner

We know because we're already thinking about spring planting

NEWMARKET, ONFebruary 5, 2015 – It may not quite be spring, but Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is already thinking about it. Spring means tree planting season and LSRCA is selling tree seedlings to private landowners at a reduced cost.

"Each year, we plant thousands upon thousands of native trees throughout the Lake Simcoe watershed." says Phil Davies, Manager of Watershed Stewardship. "Because we buy trees in bulk for our own planting programs, we can offer a limited supply to the public at good prices. We're targeting people with large parcels of land that want to buy at least 100 seedlings." he adds. 

Planting trees is a relatively simple way to achieve significant positive environmental benefits. Landowners who purchase and plant trees through the program are improving their property and making a big difference to improve the health of the watershed.

LSRCA has the capacity and expertise to help landowners who have larger pieces of land that want to buy and plant at least 100 trees. “We have very knowledgeable forestry staff that can help property owners develop a planting schedule and advise them about the grant programs available to bring the costs down even more. We also have the equipment to plant the trees for you.” says Davies.

Supplies are limited and ordering closes March 13, 2015. Native species include White Pine, Tamarack,  White Cedar and others. Order seedlings online at: www.lsrca.on.ca. They range in cost from .58 to .70 cents per seedling plus taxes and shipping. 

Contact us to find out more information or to book a complementary, no-obligation site visit. For more details, contact LSRCA's Forest Technician Paul Cottenden at 905-895-1281, ext. 245, or toll free at 1-800-465-0437. Paul has been with LSRCA for more than 14 years and has a wealth of knowledge that he'd love to share.

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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