Niagara Region partners with Land Care Niagara to plant 7,400 trees
Niagara Region is pleased to partner with Land Care Niagara to plant approximately 7400 native tree seedlings on the grounds of Niagara Region’s Decew Falls Water Treatment Plant in Thorold.
The project will help inform the development of Niagara Region’s Greening Initiative. The Greening Initiative will aim to increase vegetative cover across the region in support of ecosystem health, and is part of the new Niagara Official Plan’s Climate Change work program.
The seedlings are a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees promoting vegetative diversity and are strategically planted using landscape ecology principles.
The planting site was strategically identified through analysis work undertaken by Land Care Niagara, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The analysis identified the Decew Falls site as a highly suitable area to increase forest canopy in the 12 Mile Creek watershed.
The planting site is also located beside the Bruce Trail and Laura Secord Legacy Trail, and will enhance forest cover along the Niagara Escarpment. Other Regionally owned sites are also being evaluated for additional tree planting opportunities in future years, and as funding becomes available.
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