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Meeting With Kawartha Conservation

by Richard Gauder

This morning we met with Kristie Virgoe, Director of Stewardship & Conservation Lands and Emma Collyer, Director Integrated Watershed Management. (Thank you for your time!) After introductions, we asked questions about trees and the Kawartha watershed. We wanted to determine where our efforts could best go to use. What We… Read More

Thinking About Flooding

by Richard Gauder

Over the last few weeks, we’ve had a lot of flooding in our area. One of the things that causes flooding is runoff.  We are losing trees to housing developments, expanding agricultural lands, disease and bugs.  And the loss of trees is contributing to the flooding from runoff. Recently, the provincial… Read More

And the Planting Begins!

by Richard Gauder

On Friday April 26th, we picked up 375 seedlings. We stored them in our garage overnight, making sure they stayed up-right in their bag. Amazingly, all 375 seedlings fit in to 1 one bag about the size of a seed bag.  The weather forecast for planting day? Chilly, windy and… Read More

Plant A Forest: Here We Go!

by Richard Gauder

Last month, my wife Sandi passed me an article in our local newspaper about a tree seedling program. I read it and asked “hey honey, want to start planting lots of trees?” To which she responded “sure!” The I thought…maybe we could plant a forest! And that was the beginning…. Read More