For those considering tree planting in 2017 now is the time to book a free site visit where RVCA forestry staff will meet to discuss the landowner’s objectives and evaluate the best way to reforest the land.
“Every site and every landowner needs something different,” says Danford. “We do our best to design a plan that will see trees survive and meet landowner objectives.”
The program is made possible thanks to the RVCA’s 18 member municipalities, the City of Ottawa’s Green Acres Program, the Province of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program, Forests Ontario and numerous private businesses and watershed residents who donate to the tree planting program including Belvedere Vodka, Christopher Simmonds Architect, Comfort Hub, Golder Associates, Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, Little Ray’s Reptiles, LiVE 88.5, Pratt and Whitney, Queen’s Tea Room, TD Friends of the Environment and Vélofix.
We celebrated the planting of our 5 millionth tree in 2015,” says Danford. “At this rate, we hope to reach 6 million by 2020.”
If you are interested in planting trees next spring, now’s the time to get more information or to book a free site visit — contact Scott Danford, RVCA Forestry Program Manager at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-387-5304, ext. 1175. Now is the time to take root and grow a green legacy.