TD Friends of the Environment - "TD TREE DAYS 2013"
The TD Friends held their annual tree plant on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m. at the start of the Chippewa Creek EcoPath (where the creek drains into Lake Nipissing. A total of 15 hardwood trees were planted by approximately 25 volunteers on both sides of the creek. The potted trees (15 gallon pots) consisted of 4 silver maple, 3 red maple, 4 sugar maple, 2 red oak and 2 burr oak.
This project is the latest in a series of planting projects that have carried out along several sections of Chippewa Creek over the past 5 plus years, right up to where the creek crosses Airport Road. The key goal is to provide for erosion control, protect the cold-water feature of the creek and enhannce the overall recreational experience for users for both the ecopath and the Kinsmen Trail.
Project funding was provided by Tree Canada and carried out in partnership with The Greater Nipissing Stewardship Council and the invaluable support of Nipissing Botanical Gardens, the North Bay - Mattawa Conservation Authority, Eagle Tree Service and the City of North Bay - Parks & Recreation Department.
Planning for next year's project will be commencing in the spring. For more information about TD Friends of the Environment and Tree Canada (simply click on the name).
Free forest management workshops for landowners
Join Trees Ontario, OFA & partners and learn about stewardship incentives
Toronto, ON, September 2013 - Trees Ontario, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and its partners are hosting several free landowner workshops across the province between September and October.
Each workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.
Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:
50 Million Tree Program
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
Windbreaks for working farms
Tools for managing your woodlot
Emerald Ash Borer & other invasive species
Shoreline planting for improved water quality
Learn more here