Have you considered planting trees on your property? If so, the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority can provide assistance. Tree seedlings can now be ordered through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority until March 4, 2013. This can be done through an easy to use and informative selection catalogue and order form. There is a minimum order of 25 seedlings, with increments of 25 seedlings per species. Seedlings costs range from $0.50 to $1.25 each.
When it comes to planting the seedlings, landowners can plant the seedlings themselves or have them planted through the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Tree Planting Program. Funding is also available to assist a tree planting project through the Clean Water – Healthy Land Financial Assistance Program when more than 500 trees are planted.
Planting trees can provide many benefits to your property:
• Consider establishing a windbreak to help reduce home heating costs, or shade trees to reduce home cooling costs.
• Consider large scale reforestation on marginal land to increase wildlife habitat, or provide future additional income through timber management or other forest resources.
• Help increase forest connectivity by planting in areas that will increase the size of existing forest or woodlots.
• Enhance stream banks and river valleys by planting species that stabilize stream banks and increase stream shading.
For more information on how you can participate in the 2013 tree seedling program or the Clean Water – Healthy Land Financial Assistance Program, contact Pam Lancaster, Stewardship Technician at 905-885-8173 x 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Tree Seedling Order Form can be found on the links and resources page @ www.grca.on.ca