A program aimed at helping North Bay residents purchase low-cost trees for their yards shows that residential property owners are keen to help grow the City’s tree canopy, according to organizers.
The second annual Grow Our Canopy program recently wrapped up with the 101 trees that were made available this year quickly selling out.
Many participants paid more than the $15 cost for a tree just to support the program, including one resident who made a $100 donation to honour her late husband and his long tradition of planting trees every year.
Trees for Nipissing teamed up with the City to deliver the program for a second consecutive year, making trees such as sugar maple, red oak and serviceberry available to homeowners for planting and caring for in their yards.
“101 trees may not sound like much, but Trees for Nipissing has been planting trees in North Bay for almost 20 years and we intend to Grow Our Canopy for generations to come," said Chair Peggy Walsh Craig. "The need to cool our homes, curtail flooding and provide bird habitat increases every year.”
The 2023 Grow Our Canopy program is finished for 2023.
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