Niagara-on-the-Lake residents could have the opportunity to add more greenery to the community with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s Trees For All planting partnership.
The partnership invites landowners across the Niagara Peninsula to plant a tree on their property to help contribute to Canada’s goal of planting two billion trees.
Geoff Verkade, senior manager of integrated watershed strategies and climate change, said the conservation authority is looking to determine the level of interest NOTLers have in the program.
“Niagara-on-the-Lake has absolutely been at the table,” he said.
“We’ve got good engagement from the town right now,” Verkade said.
NOTLers’ interest in tree planting comes as no surprise to the town’s director of operations, Rome D’Angelo.
“The residents absolutely do love their trees,” he said.
“The Niagara region has a reputation for being a natural wonder with many environmental assets,” he said.
“It’s important for the birds, the biodiversity and the migration hotspots in this area, Niagara-on-the-Lake is situated between two Great Lakes. I think it’s just a really good fit to be part of this.”
Those wishing to express interest and register their property in the Trees For All program can go to the conservation authority’s website at getinvolved.npca.ca/trees-for-all.