CK Will Soon Be Home To 130,000 More Trees

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Earth Day is Saturday but trees keep helping Mother Earth year round by cleaning air, water and protecting soil.

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority is planting 130,000 trees next month.

Environmental Project Coordinator Greg Van Every says 32 private land projects will be done.

“We have incentive programs for larger scale projects and a majority of the trees are going towards those projects throughout Chatham-Kent and the rest of our watershed,” says Van Every.

Forty acres of tall grass prairie plantings and 15 wetland restorations will also be complete.

Van Every says people can still order trees but won’t get them until next spring.

Van Every says 200 land owners are registered to receive trees this year.

He says “generally every year we have a seedling program where individuals can buy trees, as many as they want, a minimum of ten and they plant them themselves.”

Van Every says the authority offers incentives for larger projects.

“Once you have an acre of two and a half acres that you’re willing to plant, then you can get some incentives for those particular projects,” Van Every says.