Planting event adds 310 trees in Alfred-Plantagenet

South Nation Conservation (SNC) and partners added another 310 trees to the Eastern Ontario landscape through a planting event in the Township of Alfred Plantagenet on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

SNC teamed up with youth from the 58e St-Bernard de Fournier Scouts group to refill an existing tree buffer near Curran, Ontario. Local scouts worked together to plant 290 White Spruce seedlings and 20 Red Osier Dogwood shrubs, contributing to the area’s forest cover and wildlife habitat.

2019 marks the 12th partnership anniversary between SNC and the 58e St-Bernard de Fournier Scouts.

Every spring, SNC offers property owners, organizations, and member municipalities a variety of planting subsidies and programs for idle land, stream banks and buffer strips.

Over-the-counter coniferous and deciduous tree sales are also available for smaller orders and are accepted year-round!

In addition to community tree planting events, free tree giveaways are sponsored by organizations which provide free trees to property owners in select locations. Organizations looking to partner on these initiatives can contact SNC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kelsey Smith, SNC Stewardship and Outreach Assistant, 1-877-984-2948 ext. 313, [email protected].

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