Essex– The Essex Region Conservation Authority will host a free Tree Planting and Care Workshop on Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Essex Civic Centre – 360 Fairview Avenue West, Essex. Space is limited so pre-registration is required at essexregionconservation.ca
In addition to basic tree planting techniques, participants will learn more about proper pruning techniques to improve the health and structure of their trees, and about Oak Wilt, the latest threat to our forests.
As well, the deadline for tree orders has been extended until March 1. “We especially encourage landowners with 2000 linear feet or more that they want to establish windbreaks on to contact us, as there are significant incentives covering most if not all of the costs, while also protecting agricultural lands from soil erosion,” said Rob Davies, ERCA’s Forester. “We also have grant programs available to landowners wishing to undertake more significant habitat restoration projects such as reforestation, buffer strips or prairie planting. We encourage qualified landowners to get in touch with us as soon as possible.” To qualify for grants, projects must be on one acre or more and include at least 500 trees; or establish a windbreak of at least 2000 linear feet. The grant programs may cover up to 75-100 per cent of the cost, depending on the project.
For more information about ERCA’s tree planting and restoration programs, please visit our website or contact Rob Davies at 519-776-5209 ext. 310.
For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.
Director, Conservation Services
519-776-5209 ext. 351