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Native tree and shrub seedlings available at Arbour Day Tree Sale

In Environment
May 2nd, 2022

UTOPIA, Ontario (May 2, 2022) – The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) is hosting its 30th annual Arbour Day Tree Sale at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation on May 14, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until sold out.

The trees are bare root stock, and are sol​d in bundles of 10 for $30 per bundle. This year’s sale features a variety native of trees and shrubs, including: White and red pine, Norway and white spruce, white cedar, European larch, silver maple, nannyberry, American highbush cranberry, sugar maple, red oak, black walnut and sycamore​​. Quantities are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. ​

“NVCA’s Arbour Day Tree Sale is a 30-year tradition,” said Rick Grillmayer, Manager of Forestry at NVCA. “It all started when we received requests from property owners who didn’t have room to plant acres of trees. But the people who planted trees from our first sale already have a small forest!”

All proceeds from the event support NVCA’s forestry program. This year, the forestry program will see more than 120,000 trees planted across the watershed. 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.

“Every year, we have lineups before the doors open and we usually sell nearly half of our trees in the first hour,” continued Grillmayer. “The popular species are normally sold out in the first wave, so I urge everyone to come early!”

The Tiffin Centre for Conservation is located at 8195 8th Line of Essa, 10 minutes away from Barrie and Angus.

For more information on the Arbour Day Tree Sale, visit nvca.on.ca or call 705-424-1479.

About NVCA: The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is a public agency dedicated to the preservation of a healthy environment through specialized programs to protect, conserve and enhance our water, wetlands, forests and lands.

Media contact: Maria Leung, Communications Coordinator 705-424-1479 ext.254, mleung@nvca.on.ca

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