GRCA makes trees avail­able

The Woolwich Observer - - NEWS -

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.

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