Sowing the Seeds of Spring
Local Landowners Plant 6,000 Trees!
NEWMARKET, ON – May 11, 2015 – This has been one of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority's best years in recent history, for its annual bulk seedling program. On a lovely Saturday in late April, several local landowners picked up their spring tree seedlings – promising future forest cover, to the tune of 6,000 new trees.
"Each year we seem to get more and more uptake on our seedling program, says Paul Cottenden, LSRCA's Forest Technician. "And we're seeing a lot of repeat customers who say the reason they come back is because of the quality of the seedlings," he adds. "But the best part of this program is meeting the people, like Stephen, who quietly undertake the hard work of all that planting. It's important for us to acknowledge these contributions."
Planting trees is one of the easiest ways to
help improve the environment of the watershed. Trees stabilize soil, clean the
air, provide habitat and help protect against flooding. That’s why Lake Simcoe Region
Conservation Authority (LSRCA) offers a seedling program to private landowners.
The program offers low cost (locally-grown) seedlings to landowners wanting to
plant 100 or more trees on their property. Landowners that purchase the
seedlings then do the plantings themselves, but LSRCA also has the capacity and
expertise to help landowners with large-scale plantings if required.
If you're a landowner that wants to consider a large planting, but missed the program this year, there's always next year. For more details or to get on a contact list, contact LSRCA's Forest Technician Paul Cottenden at 905-895-1281, ext. 245, or toll free at 1-800-465-0437.
It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to collaborate, protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed with innovative research, policy and action.
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 116
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
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