With the New Year upon us and spring just a couple of months away, it’s time to book your 2019 spring tree planting project with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC). Make use of your available land by transitioning it into a beautiful and healthy forest.
CVC offers two different programs for landowners with at least two acres of land – the Tree Seedling Program and the Potted Plants Program. The Tree Seedling Program requires a minimum purchase of 1,500 seedlings and the Potted Plant Program requires a minimum purchase of 100 potted plants. Both programs offer direct subsidies for eligible properties for up to 90 per cent of the total cost of trees and planting. CVC offers free site visits for interested landowners and can also discuss eligibility to reduce your property taxes through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.
“Planting trees on your own can be a daunting and expensive task. With CVC’s help it can be more manageable and cheaper than you might think,” said Rod Krick, Manager, Terrestrial Restoration and Management at CVC. “Our forestry experts do the work for you. We create a customized planting plan, deliver, and plant the trees. We also offer advice and forest management services to help you keep trees healthy as they grow into a beautiful forest.”
CVC has planted more than six million trees throughout the Credit River Watershed since it began its tree planting programs in 1954. The planting programs help increase property value while also improving the quality of your property’s natural environment. Participating landowners may also be eligible for reductions on property taxes through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.
For more information or to book a free site visit, contact us at 416-684-4362 or visit cvc.ca/treeplanting. Interested landowners are encouraged to contact CVC as soon as possible to ensure a tailored planting plan can be developed and put in place for spring 2019.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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Credit Valley Conservation
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