STORMONT & GLENGARRY — Tree planting season is just around the corner! Have you placed your tree orders yet? The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) offers a variety of forestry services at a fraction of the cost to assist landowners with their tree planting projects.
Whether you are looking to plant a windbreak, attract wildlife, or simply add to your existing landscape, the RRCA has you covered. Landowners can purchase native tree and shrub seedlings from the RRCA at a subsidized cost until March 31.
“The RRCA is on track to add nearly 30,000 trees to the local landscape in 2020 reaching a total of over 1 million trees planted since 1994,” states Lisa Van De Ligt, RRCA Communications Specialist. “We look forward to celebrating this major milestone with the community and member municipalities!” adds Van De Ligt.
Landowners can choose from a variety of coniferous trees such as white spruce and white pine to deciduous trees such as black walnut and maples. Native shrubs include serviceberry, black chokeberry, among many more. Tree and shrub seedlings range from $0.65/plant to $2.25/plant.
Those looking to plant over 500 trees, can take advantage of the RRCA’s full-service program. “Landowners can meet with our staff for a free consultation. We will prepare a custom site plan to ensure the best seedling survival, prepare the site, order and plant trees, and conduct follow-up assessments,” adds Van De Ligt. Landowners that enroll in the RRCA’s full-service tree planting program qualify for cost savings of up to $1.41/tree.
Visit rrca.on.ca to download a tree order form and for more information on the RRCA’s Forestry Services and incentive programs. For more information, contact (613) 938-3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.