RRCA Accepting Tree Orders for Spring 2019

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RRCA Accepting Tree Orders for Spring 2019
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SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – The Raisin Region Conservation Area (RRCA) is currently accepting orders for trees and shrubs for the 2019 season.

The RRCA offers a variety of trees and shrubs suited to the local climate. The plants are ordered in batches of 10 and orders must be received by April 15.

The RRCA is also offering the services of their Forestry Specialist, Normand Génier, to those who are unsure of the best plants for their property.

“We encourage landowners to plant native trees as they grow naturally in our region.  Native trees require less maintenance since they are adapted to our local climate, soil moisture, and nutrients and have a greater chance of survival,” Génier said.

Property owners can plant the trees themselves, but the RRCA also offers that service for a fee.

The RRCA is partnered with Forests Ontario through the 50 Million Tree Program, which aims to plant 50 million trees in Ontario by 2025. As a part of this program, landowners with more than 1 hectare (2.5 acres) of open land can apply for a subsidy to plant trees on their property. The program can cover up to 75 percent of the total planting costs.

“Landowners can choose from 26 species ranging from coniferous trees such as white spruce and white pine to deciduous trees such as black walnut and maples,” the RRCA press release reads. “Native shrubs include serviceberry, black chokeberry, among many more. Tree and shrub seedlings range from $0.87/plant to $2.48/plant.  Tree orders can be picked up at the RRCA’s office on May 4, 2019.”

For more information, contact Normand Génier, RRCA Forestry Specialist, (613) 938-3611 ext. 228, normand.genier@rrca.on.ca.

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