FINCH — Although it may be the middle of winter, it’s not too early to start planning your spring yard beautification projects for this spring, says South Nation Conservation (SNC), now accepting tree orders until March 1.
Residents of the jurisdiction can order conifer and deciduous trees and shrubs from SNC at a reduced rate through the 2018 Tree Planting Program.
“Trees provide many unique benefits; they add aesthetic appeal, provide shade and can even increase property value,” said Cheyene Brunet, SNC’s Forestry Technician. “Plus, planting trees is a great way to enhance local forest cover and help reduce erosion.”
A minimum of 100 seedlings in multiples of 50 species can be ordered, while quantities last. White Birch, Norway Spruce, Highbush Cranberry and Bur Oak are among the many species still available for order.
SNC will host two tree pick-up days in the spring for landowners to pick up their tree and shrub orders.
“Based on our orders to date, over 100,000 trees will be added to SNC’s jurisdiction in 2018,” added Brunet.
All seedlings are sourced from SNC’s seed zone and are native stock to Ontario. Saplings are locally sourced from Ferguson Forest Centre in Kemptville.
“We also have tree planting subsidies available for projects with more than 1,500 trees for a windbreak or 2,000 trees for block planting on 2.5 acres of land or more.” Contact Brunet to learn more about these subsidies.
Visit www.nation.on.ca/land/forestry-services/tree-planting-services to find additional details about SNC’s forestry programs and to access the 2018 Tree Order Form.
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