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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:57

2017 Tree Seedling program launches at Kawartha Conservation

JANUARY 11, 2017 - Kawartha Conservation has announced the start of its bulk tree seedling sale for spring 2017.

Landowners in the area – rural, agricultural, and shoreline – are invited to choose from a variety of species, along with a new selection of native shrubs that are suitable for shorelines.

The trees and shrubs are 1 to 3 years old and bare root. The prices for tree seedlings range from $0.60 to $1.95 per seedling and are available in units of 25 seedlings.

Holly Shipclark, Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Coordinator, said that there is information included as part of the order form that will help landowners to make informed decisions about which trees to plant for their property type.  There is also more detailed information about choosing the right tree available on the Kawartha Conservation Seedling Program page.

“Often, landowners ask about what to plant, where the best planting locations are, and how to plant. By helping them to locate detailed information on plant species and their characteristics, preferred planting sites, and the benefits of each species, we hope to make it easy to decide,” said Ms. Shipclark.    

There are a number of benefits to planting trees and shrubs - saving on heating and cooling costs when planted near your home, blocking highway traffic noise, greater privacy, and a higher property value. Environmental benefits include reduced soil erosion, healthier shorelines, more oxygen, less carbon dioxide, additional wildlife habitat, cleaner water, and a healthier watershed.

Over the past 36 years, Kawartha Conservation has helped distribute over 600,000 seedlings across the watershed.

Landowners can find detailed guidelines for selecting the best plants for their properties at www.KawarthaConservation.com/seedling-distribution.

For orders exceeding $250, a payment of 50% is required at least two weeks prior to the pickup date, tentatively scheduled for April 29 & 30, 2017 in Ken Reid Conservation Area (277 Kenrei Rd., Lindsay) and Willowtree Farm at 975 Regional Road 21, Port Perry.

To place an order or to talk about which species are best for your property, please contact Holly Shipclark at 705.328.2271 ext. 223 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to place an order is March 31, 2017.