CHAM­PLAIN TOWNSHIP PROMOTES TREE PLANTING

Tribune Express - - ACTUALITÉS | NEWS - GREGG CHAM­BER­LAIN gregg.cham­ber­lain@eap.on.ca

Cham­plain Township coun­cil would like to see more trees plan­ted in the area and is pro­mo­ting a mu­ni­ci­pal tree planting pro­ject.

“Any spare piece of township land, we’re going to try and plant trees on those and make the township look bet­ter,” said Mayor Ga­ry Bar­ton du­ring the May 16 af­ter­noon launch of the pro­ject. “It (ce­re­mo­ny) is a sym­bo­lic ges­ture, and we’ll be en­cou­ra­ging fu­ture coun­cils to plant more trees.”

The of­fi­cial start of the pro­ject in­vol­ved planting 500 mixed seed­lings of white ce­dar, red oak, and white pine on a small plot of mu­ni­ci­pal land along Route 34. The South /BUJPO $POTFSWBUJPO "VUIPSJUZ 4/$ IFMQFE pro­vide the seed­lings, which are all na­tive to the re­gion, and as­sist a pri­vate contrac­tor to plant them all.

Be­sides hel­ping to im­prove the road­side view scape, the in­clu­sion of red oak among the new seed­lings means a fu­ture food source for squir­rels and other wild­life.

«It’s a per­fect site for red oak,» said $IFZFOF #SPXO 4/$ GPSFTUT SFTPVSDFT tech­no­lo­gist. “And red oak is a mass-pro­du­cing tree.”

—pho­to Gregg Cham­ber­lain

Le conseil mu­ni­ci­pal du can­ton de Cham­plain, dont l’ad­mi­nis­tra­trice en chef (à gauche) Pau­la Knud­sen, les conseillers Pierre Per­rault, He­len MacLeod et Jacques La­celle, le maire Ga­ry Bar­ton, le conseiller Marc Séguin, tech­no­logue en res­sources fo­res­tières de con­ser­va­tion de la Na­tion Sud Cheyene Brown et les conseillers Paul Emile Du­val et Troy Cark­ner cé­lèbrent le lan­ce­ment, le 16 mai, d’un pro­jet mu­ni­ci­pal vi­sant à pro­mou­voir la plan­ta­tion d’arbres sur des pro­prié­tés pu­bliques et pri­vées dans la com­mu­nau­té.

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