RRCA Searching for Suitable Land for Tree Planting
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is currently searching for landowners interested in tree planting next spring. Funding that can cover up to 75% of the costs of establishing a plantation is still available.
Eligible planting sites must be at least 1 hectare (2.5 acres) of open or mostly open land (i.e. abandoned farm land and hay fields), and not have been a woodland (as defined by the Forestry Act) since 1990. Landowners, in return must contribute a minimum of 25 cents per tree planted and must sign a 15-year agreement to maintain the trees.
“There’s never been a better time to tree plant!” says Normand Génier, Forestry Specialist for the RRCA. “This subsidy from Forests Ontario can help cover in the upwards of 75% of the total costs of establishing a new forest.”
For smaller projects, the RRCA also sells tree seedlings through the RRCA Tree Seedling Program. Tree seedlings come in multiples of ten per species and must be ordered before the March 31st deadline. Visit the RRCA website at www.rrca.on.ca for a complete list of the species available for 2017.
About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit www.rrca.on.ca.
About Forests Ontario
Forests Ontario is dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener. Their ambitious tree planting initiatives, extensive education programs, and decades of community outreach have helped plant millions of trees in the Ontario each year. For more information, visit www.forestsontario.ca
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