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ERCA To Host Tree Planting And Care Workshop

Wednesday February 10th, 2016, 9:17pm

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Are you interested in planting trees this year? Or learning more about how to care for your native Carolinian trees? If so, the Essex Region Conservation Authority is hosting a free Tree Planting and Care Workshop late this month.

This interactive workshop will discuss ways in which you can get involved in the reforestation of Essex County. Learn about the environmental benefits of tree planting, grants and financial assistance to landowners for planting trees, the different tree planting techniques and the ways to care for your future forests and special shade trees.

You will also be able to learn more about the grants and financial assistance that ERCA has for landowners who wish to restore some of their lands to natural habitat.

“Partnering with landowners is key to achieving a sustainable environment,” says Rob Davies, ERCA’s Forester. “We can provide up to 90% grant funding for landowners to undertake projects to improve their property and the environment. We’ve worked with hundreds of landowners over the years, and they have reported many benefits to their family and their property values by participating in this program.”

In addition to tree planting, eligible projects can include native prairie restoration, wetland creation, rock chutes and other soil erosion control structures.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm at the Essex Civic Centre. The workshop is free, but space is limited so pre-registration is required at http://treeplantingworkshop.eventbrite.ca/.

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