Chatham-Kent – The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) is pleased to announce that starting March 8th, 2016 we are bringing back the former Chatham-Kent Free Tree program. With financial assistance from the South Kent Wind Community Fund and the Chatham Kent Community Foundation, we will be continuing the CK Free Tree Program. The first 1000 CK residents to sign up will receive a large stock “Tree of the Year”.
The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is the 2016 Tree of the Year. It is a deciduous tree, and an extremely important species to the ecology of the Carolinian forests. Valued for its syrup, wood and beautiful fall colours, the Sugar Maple grows to approximately 30 metres (100 feet) tall. Fall colours range from bright yellow, orange, to a fluorescent red-orange. They can live over 200 years.
We will be offering one large stock, bare root Sugar Maple per residence, as supplies last with anticipated pick up dates of April 8th to April 10th. Residents can sign up by going to our website http://www.ltvca.ca and selecting the Free Tree Program button. Or by going to http://www.ltvca.ca/forests-habitat/treeoftheyear/and signing up at the bottom of the page.
For more program information or inquiries contact:
Greg Van Every
Environmental Project Coordinator
519-354-7310 ext. 229