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Tree planting project hits record level

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Forests Ontario is heralding a record year for the Cochrane District portion of its 50-million trees program.

The CEO of the non-profit organization says more than 300,000 trees were planted on eight sites in the district.

Those sites are owned by farmers who no longer use them.

“As long as a landowner has got a minimum of a hectare of land available to put trees on – again, open area, not previously treed,” Keen outlines, “the commitments are for them to contact our office to get lined up for next year.”

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We go into much more detail in our interview with Keen, which is posted to our website.

Technical and financial support is offered. Keen adds that there are several potential benefits, including financial.

“Certainly people – well, the world – recognizes the importance of trees and forests in fighting climate change and address biodiversity,” he says.

For much more detail and how to get involved, listen to our full interview with Rob Keen.

 

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