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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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In 2019, in partnership with the Town of Innisfil, we planted 525 trees and shrubs on 0.33 hectares of property surrounding a stormwater management pond near the works department. In addition, we planted 1.72 hectares of an old farm with approximately 3,800 seedlings. This project will help reduce phosphorus by approximately 1.435 kilograms per year.

A variety of seedlings were planted that are best suited for the local conditions, including coniferous species such as Norway spruce, white pine, and white cedar. These species prefer full or partial sun and can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. Since the soil moisture on the site varies but tends to be wetter, they are the perfect fit. However, to ensure there was enough diversity a few deciduous trees were planted including silver maple and trembling aspen. We plan to expand the existing forest cover in the near future to incorporate an additional woodland.  ​​​