Order trees from the LPRCA now for spring 2017November 14, 2016
Rural property owners interested in planting trees next spring should call the Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA). The Conservation Authority has announced it has trees and grants available for spring 2017 through its Private Land Tree Planting Program.
Many landowners order trees every year and the LPRCA is committed to working closely with them. This year more than 65,000 trees were planted. LPRCA is hoping to exceed that target next year and is welcoming new orders and enquiries for 2017.
“Now is a good time to order trees for the best selection and availability,” said LPRCA Lands and Waters Supervisor Paul Gagnon. “We offer a wide variety of native tree species, but some quantities of deciduous and coniferous trees are limited.” Tree orders can be placed until March 15, 2017.
Trees purchased through this program may be planted by the landowner or through the LPRCA’s full planting service. “Planting sites may have to be prepared this fall to be ready to plant in the spring,” advises Gagnon. “A phone call to LPRCA now means your name will be added to the list for site visits,” said Gagnon. He added that demand for this service is high, so the sooner a call is made, the greater the likelihood of having trees planted next spring.
“The LPRCA has a variety of restoration programs including reforestation, wetland creation, buffer strips and prairie planting. Landowners who would like to learn more about financial assistance are encouraged to get in touch with us as soon as possible,” said Gagnon.
Sources such as the Ontario Power Generation Forest Corridor Project, Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Trees Program, municipal roadside planting programs and Rural Water Quality Programs available in the counties of Brant, Elgin, Haldimand and Oxford can provide subsidies to eligible landowners.
For more information about ordering trees and LPRCA’s planting programs, contact Lands and Waters Supervisor Paul Gagnon at 519-842-4242, ext 232 or email email@example.com.