Start thinking about spring tree planting, says SNC

FINCH — Although it may be the middle of winter, it is not too early to start thinking about spring tree planting.

Residents of SNC’s jurisdiction can order conifer and deciduous trees, and even shrubs through SNC at a reduced rate. “Trees provide unique benefits; they increase property value, add aesthetic appeal, and provide wildlife habitat,” states SNC Forestry Technician Cheyene Brunet.  “Based on our orders to date, over 100,000 trees will be added to SNC’s jurisdiction in 2017 through our Tree Planting Program.”

A minimum of 100 seedlings in multiples of 50 per species can be ordered, while quantities last. Red maple, red oak, and white and red pine are among the many tree species still available for order.

SNC will host two tree pick-up days in the spring for landowners to pick up their tree orders.

All seedlings are sourced from SNC’s seed zone and are native stock to Ontario. Saplings are locally sourced from Ferguson Forest Center, 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,” adds Brunet.

Contact Brunet today to learn more about these subsidies.

Orders will be accepted until March 1, but we warned, supply is limited.

Visit http://www.nation.on.ca/land/forestry-services/tree-planting-services for more information on the program for contact Brunet for specifics on the available subsidies.

 


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