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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​​​​​​​​​​​​Scanlon Creek Tree Planting​

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Project Description

Scanlon Creek Conservation Area is one of LSRCA’s largest and most visited conservation areas in our watershed. Its mission is to demonstrate leadership in the conservation of the natural environment and provide opportunities for people to connect with nature. Our goal to continue to expand the greenspace at Scanlon is slowly being accomplished. We have planted 1500 trees in 0.765-hectare area that will mitigate climate change effects, increase biodiversity, and protect species at risk. The large planting also added considerable forest cover to an already existing woodlot, increasing wildlife habitat.   

Our Adapting Forestry Programs to Climate Change Strategy recommends we plant trees from a variety of seed zones to adapt to our changing climate. For this area white pine was identified as the perfect fit, after the first year we saw a survival rate of approximately 90%. Staff will continue to monitor the survival rate in the coming years.