Greening Spaces

posted Apr 21, 2010, 11:34 AM by Cornwall Watershed   [ updated Apr 22, 2010, 11:48 AM ]
We have received a letter from the Deptartment of Environment, Energy and Forestry notifying us that CAWG has been approved again this year for the Greening Spaces Program.

This means we can get trees from the Gaudet Tree Nursery when conditions are good for planting. Last year we were unable to take advantage of this program, so we should make certain that we establish where we can plant trees this year and have a day when this gets accomplished. Good topic of discussion at the May CAWG meeting.

For the group's information, here's how the program works:

The grant is for $500, which can be used for: shovels, mulch, compost, specimen trees (trees you would buy at commercial garden centre for planting around your home).  Plant material, i.e: seedlings and one gallon plants, is supplied free of charge by the Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery on Upton Road.  Large specimen trees are not supplied free of charge.

From their list of native trees, the group places an order (50 at a time), pick them up and plant them. The only restriction seems to be availability and the manpower to plant them.