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Funding secured for 2020 tree planting projects

Tree planting to continue in 2020


Local landowners continue to protect, improve local watershed health, support conservation authority’s tree planting program

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) can continue to help landowners with tree planting grants in 2020 thanks to recent support from several funding partners. 

“There was some uncertainty in 2019 about future tree planting funding in the watershed but now we have a solid base of grants in place to help landowners with the costs of planting trees this spring and throughout the year,” said Ian Jean, Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist with ABCA. 

Cost-share funding is available for many projects, such as field windbreaks, buffers, and reforestation. 

“Tree planting is one of the most important services we provide for landowners and the local community at large,” said Brian Horner, General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer of ABCA. “We are pleased to be able to continue this important work in 2020.” 

Tree planting helps to protect water and soil resources. It also helps to reduce risk from extreme weather and natural hazards (such as flooding or drought). 

Interested landowners can call 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610 to find out more. 

Tree order forms are available now by calling Ausable Bayfield Conservation or by visiting the tree orders page:

Mail-in orders can be sent in until January 31, 2020, or orders can be made accompanied by payment until February 29, 2020.

Local landowners continue to plant tens of thousands of trees each year locally to the benefit of watershed health and human health. Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff work all year to access funding support, for tree planting by landowners, from governments, non-government sources, industry, and the community. 

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