For Immediate Release
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 – Residents can learn about many benefits of planting trees, including how tree planting can help reduce property taxes, at a free workshop hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) on Saturday March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Caledon Village Place, 18313 Hurontario St. in Caledon.
During the workshop, participants will hear a brief history of the Credit River Watershed and how the area has changed over the last 200 years. Staff will also discuss CVC nursery operations, different tree planting programs, the Caring for the Credit Landowner Program, financial advantages of improving your pond and tax savings offered through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).
The benefits of planting trees are numerous. Trees can decrease energy costs, reduce greenhouse gases, enlarge existing woodlots and restore abandoned fields. Trees also provide shade in summer, increase wildlife habitat and help mitigate climate change. Reforestation helps to protect sensitive features such as streams and wetlands, and decrease erosion.
Space in the workshop is limited and the deadline for registration is March 1. To register call the automated registration hotline at 905-670-1615, ext. 221, or Andrea Morrone at 905-670-1615, ext. 436. For more information about CVC’s forestry services, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/programsandservices/forestry.htm.