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​Are the planet’s woes getting you down? 

You can make a difference: plant some trees

A close-up of a small tree seedling is being planted.Lake Simcoe watershed, January 13, 2020Make 2020 the year you make a difference. We need it now more than ever. All it takes is a singular action like planting a tree… it’s still one of the most effective and accessible actions any one of us can take to lessen our personal footprint here on our planet.

For about a dollar per tree, our annual tree seedling sale offers the best prices and a great selection of baby trees and shrubs. Choose from aromatic cedars or striking sumacs, for those tougher soil conditions, to mighty oaks or white pine that are fast growers in the right spot. With a minimum order of 50 seedlings, you may want to arrange with family, friends or neighbours to go in on an order together.

“Planting trees is still the best way to make the world a better place and it’s the perfect way to do something positive when it feels like the world’s problems are too difficult to tackle. It’s why I got into Forestry in the first place,” says Brian Bollmann, LSRCA Forest Technician. “And anyone can do it, you just need some space.”

Deadline for orders is January 30, 2020, so don’t wait too long. Tree orders can be placed online at lsrca.on.ca/DIYplanting​. 

If you have questions, call Brian Bollmann at 905-895-1281 ext. 316, or toll free at 1-800-465-0437 or send him an email​. ​

Want the trees but need some help planting? Make use of our expertise through the full service planting program​ (minimum order required). We know the Lake Simcoe watershed, and what will survive and thrive with the least fuss. A 2,000-tree project can cost as little as $500. We'd love to explore the possibilities so reach out to us to chat about your new forest!

​​​​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:
Susan 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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