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Spring Planting, COVID Style!

by Richard Gauder

What happens when you buy 250 seedlings, but the stay at home order says you can’t leave the house? You ask (very nicely) the land owner to help you out and plant them! That’s what happened for our spring 2021 planting. And the great news is the weather was apparently… Read More

Give the Gift of Trees This Christmas!

by Richard Gauder

There are moments that occur that live with you forever. One of them happened a few weeks after one of our plantings. One of the children, who helped plant trees, asked her parents to buy her trees to plant rather than presents for her upcoming birthday. A smile still breaks… Read More

What an incredible day to plant!

by Richard Gauder

On Saturday October 3rd, we set out to the Fleetwood Creek area to plant 100 shrubs and trees. It was an incredibly beautiful fall day overlooking hills, valleys and colourful forests.  We planted native shrubs in 3 different areas of the plot.  The goal is to increase the biodiversity to… Read More

Fall Planting Is A Go!

by Richard Gauder

Happy fall! We’ve been busy during the summer raising tree funds and shoring up the location. Thank you to Kristie Virgoe and Emma Collyer of Kawartha Conservation for educating us on the importance of headwaters. This fall we’re planting at a the Fleetwood Creek head water location in a forest!… Read More

June Planting: Better Late Than Never!

by Richard Gauder

Although COVID 19 cancelled our spring planting at Ken Reid park, we were not deterred! Once the tree nurseries were open, we decided we would forge ahead with a different location. But where? And what? We had received a donation from artist Cathy Lombard. She was selling her handmade tree… Read More