GRCA makes trees available
Landowners in the Grand River watershed who have at least one hectare (2.5 acres) of land are eligible to order trees from the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) that they can plant themselves.
Online tree orders can be placed between October 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019. Orders can also be placed by mail. Early ordering is advised to ensure the best selection of trees, the agency says.
All tree orders can be picked up at the GRCA head office in Cambridge next spring. The minimum order is 200 seedlings or 20 tall stock trees (this includes saplings, whips and potted trees), the GRCA said in a release this week.
Landowners with at least two hectares (5 acres) of property may also be interested in having a GRCA forestry specialist visit their property to develop a custom planting plan, arrange for planting in the spring and help access funding programs to offset the cost of tree planting projects (if applicable).
All watershed residents are welcome to purchase trees at the GRCA’s annual tree sale that takes place in May.
Private landowners own nearly 80 per cent of the land in the watershed.
For more information, to order trees and to view the tree availability list, see the forestry section of the GRCA website at www.grandriver.ca/trees.