Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.
Looking to plant trees? Funding and planting help is delivered!
Spring is for new ideas. For anyone who has idle land or extra acreage that could be enhanced, planting trees has proven an excellent way to add value to property.
Doing so has just become easier. Land owners of 2.5 acres or more of open land may now be eligible for the 50 Million Tree Program.
For landowners considering a large-scale planting on their property, the 50 Million Tree Program can help by providing both funding support to cover a significant portion, at least up to 80 percent, of the total planting costs and technical assistance. A local planting partner will work to develop a site plan that suits the property’s unique needs. They will do the planting and conduct follow up assessments in subsequent years. The landowner can relax while the work is conducted by experienced professionals.
“One of the great things about the 50 Million Tree Program is that it’s full service,” said Mark McDermid, Forests Ontario field advisory.”Landowners work with the Planting Delivery Agencies (PDA) to develop the plan and choose the species of trees being planted on the property. The PDAs, who are forestry professionals, are responsible for the purchase, delivery and planting of all trees in the program.”
The 50 Million Tree Program plants for landowners who want to make their property more aesthetically pleasing, for farmers who have an idle field or want a windbreak, and for golf course owners who want to add some shade. Every landowner has a different vision so the planting agents work with them to make sure that vision becomes a reality.
The 50 Million Tree Program aims at making tree planting as easy as possible for landowners in Ontario. To book a site visit, contact Suzanne Perry, forestry outreach coordinator, at 1-877-646-1193 or email@example.com.