NVCA’s 2016 Arbour Day tree sale
The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority is holding its annual Arbour Day tree sale on Saturday, May 14.
A wide array of trees and shrubs will be available, including pine, spruce, cedar, poplar, oak, maple, walnut, American highbush cranberry, nannyberry and dogwood.
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 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).
All proceeds from the sales support NVCA’s forestry program. This year, the forestry program will plant 220,000 trees across the watershed. As they grow, these future forests will help to moderate the effects of both drought and flooding, reduce soil erosion, provide habitat for wildlife, mitigate climate change and provide an important economic resource.
For more information on any of these events, visit nvca.on.ca or call 705-424-1479.