Tree Planting Program – 2020

Tree Planting Program – 2020

The KLCOA is once again offering a Tree Planting Program.
 
The purpose of the program is to rehabilitate open areas, to control erosion, create a windbreak or buffer, naturalize shorelines, or create wildlife habitat.
 
Over the past few years the KLCOA has sold over 10,000 seedlings through this program. Based on the extensive shoreline observations completed during the ‘Love Your Lake’ work in 2016 it appears that there are a substantial number of properties on our Lakes that have very healthy regenerative zones and we believe that many of these are a result of the KLCOA Tree Planting Program.
 
We are working with Abbey Gardens again this year to offer the same low cost supply of large quantities of quality native plants as well include the option for purchase of individual plants and seedlings for smaller projects.  Abbey Gardens is committed to supporting community effort to improve shorelines on local lakes through education about shoreline naturalization and the provision of appropriate plants.
 
Only plants native to Ontario and in the appropriate seed zone are sourced and supplied through this program.
 
Once you plant your plants you should make reasonable effort to control weed or other competing species around young plants and provide adequate watering in the event of summer drought conditions to help the plants establish.
 
Orders will be available for pickup on the May long weekend at Abbey Gardens starting after 4:00pm on Friday May 15.  If you will not be able to pick up your plants on that weekend please make arrangements to have someone else pick them up for you.  These are seedlings and need to be planted as soon as possible in order to achieve their best survival rate.
 
The order form is available here.  Order deadline is Wednesday April 15.