Growing and maintaining a beautiful mature forest on your land has environmental, health and financial benefits, according to foresters at Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). Landowners can learn about CVC’s tree planting and forest management services at two free info sessions. Those interested are asked to drop by CVC Forestry Services’ new office at 15526 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon any time between 7 and 9 p.m. on Tuesday March 5 and Thursday March 7.

“Many landowners interested in planting trees might not know where to start,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for Credit Valley Conservation. “This is an opportunity to get in-depth, one-on-one advice from our forestry department to help plan your next tree planting project.”

Participants will learn how easy and inexpensive it is to plant a forest. Landowners who work with CVC typically pay as little as $150 to plant their own forest using CVC’s Tree Seedling Program, one of three planting programs available. Those with existing hardwood and evergreen woodlots will learn about forest management challenges and best practices.

CVC foresters will meet with residents and review aerial photos of their property to discuss the best tree planting and forest management options for the site. They will address tree planting and forest management questions and explain all subsidies, options and programs available, such as the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.

The benefits of planting trees are numerous. Trees increase wildlife habitat and preserve the local environment by protecting sensitive features such as streams and wetlands.  They produce shade in the summer and reduce home energy costs. As trees grow they store carbon, reduce greenhouse gases and help mitigate climate change.

To discuss tree planting options on your property, please contact Brian Boyd, Forestry Planting Project Coordinator, at 905-838-1940 or [email protected]

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Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact
Brian Boyd
Forestry Planting Project Coordinator
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-838-1940
[email protected]

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