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Saturday May 13: NVCA Arbour Day

In Agencies
May 9th, 2017

News release from the NVCA

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority holds its annual Arbour Day tree sale on Saturday, May 13.

There are two tree sale locations.

NVCA’s forestry staff will be on-hand to answer questions at the tree sale at Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line of Essa, about 10 minutes west of Barrie. The Tiffin Centre sale runs from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Trees sold at Tiffin are primarily bare root stock, and are sold in bundles of 10 for $20 to $30 per bundle (cash and credit card accepted).

For those closer to Georgian Bay, a second sale hosted by the Wasaga Beach-Ganaraska Hiking Club runs from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Nordic Centre parking lot. Trees sold in Wasaga Beach are individually priced (cash only).

This year’s sale features a variety of trees and shrubs, including white pine; Norway and white spruce; white cedar; poplar; nannyberry; American highbush cranberry; sumac; red and bur oak; black walnut; and sycamore. Available species may vary with sale location.

All proceeds from the sales support NVCA’s forestry program. This year, the forestry program will see more than 218,000 trees planted across the watershed. The trees, planted primarily on private lands, are funded through landowner contributions and grants.

These future forests will help to moderate the effects of both drought and flooding, reduce soil erosion, provide habitat for wildlife and mitigate climate change. They are also an important economic resource.

For more information on the sale including maps and directions, visit nvca.on.ca or call 705-424-1479.

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