KAWARTHA LAKES-Trees clean our air, provide shade, prevent erosion, and provide vital food and shelter for wildlife. Kawartha Land Trust says it is committed to implementing natural climate solutions in the Kawarthas and inviting the broader community to get involved in those efforts.
“Digging in the dirt and planting trees is fun and not just for squirrels. Whether you are young or old, there is delight to be found in planting trees. Once the planting is done, the enjoyment continues as you care for and watch your tree grow year after year.” said Anna Lee, KLT’s Director of People and Operations and Co-Chair of the organization’s People and Nature Working Group.
Each registrant for this event will be able to pick up one of the 175 tree seedlings available at our two distribution locations — Fleming College Frost Campus in Lindsay and KLT’s Dance Nature Sanctuary near Lakefield — to plant at their home.
Twenty-five trees will also be available for those who wish to plant a tree at our Dance Nature Sanctuary, a 99-acre property that was generously donated to KLT in 2006 by Dr. Alice Sharpe.
Four species of native trees were selected for their resilience and ability to grow within a variety of habitats: Northern Hackberry, American Mountain Ash, Eastern Red Cedar, and Eastern White Pine.
Those participating will also have the opportunity to contribute to the online community map created for the event to show all of the trees planted and the collective impact of individual actions. An email with instructions on how to post on the community map will be sent to all registered participants.
“For anyone who has wondered ‘Does my solitary effort really make a difference?’ this event is for you!” said Anna Lee, KLT’s Director of People and Operations and Co-Chair of the organization’s People and Nature Working Group.
“We’re creating a community map to show the collective impact of many individuals across a broad landscape. It’s a reminder that, yes, every action matters and each of us has the ability to positively influence the environment we live within.”
This event is part of KLT’s inaugural Passport to Nature (P2N) program — a year-long series of free, guided adventures in nature. Our 2023-2024 P2N program is sponsored by Cambium Inc.
Register online for this free event at kawarthalandtrust.org/P2N or https://www.eventbrite.ca/cc/passport-to-nature-2144369.