Otonabee Conservation is once again offering the Tree Seedling Program to landowners within the Otonabee Region watershed with a wide selection of native tree and shrub species to choose from. New in 2018, is the on-line ordering system through the Otonabee Conservation website.
“Trees play an important role in maintaining a healthy and resilient natural environment. Trees and forests protect water quality in our rivers and streams. They provide habitat for birds and other wildlife and they add to the health of our communities by purifying the air and enhancing the environment that surrounds us,” explains Meredith Carter, Manager of the Watershed Management Program at Otonabee Conservation.
Landowners can choose seedlings from a variety of coniferous and deciduous trees and wildlife shrubs including White Pine, Eastern White Cedar, Red Oak, Sugar Maple, Highbush Cranberry and Buttonbush. The minimum order is 25 seedlings of a selected species.
Orders are now being accepted for Spring 2018, with the order deadline of Friday, March 23rd.
Otonabee Conservation expects the tree and shrub seedlings to arrive at the conservation authority office in late April, at which time landowners will be contacted and pick-up times will be arranged. Payment of the tree seedling order is due at the time of pick-up; payment may be made by cash or VISA / MasterCard / American Express credit card.