By: The Working Forest Staff
North Bay and Trees for Nipissing are joining forces to help grow the tree canopy in the city
Residential property owners are encouraged to help grow the tree canopy over the city this spring.
The new program, Grow Our Canopy, is aimed at helping residents purchase trees for their yards.
Trees for Nipissing has teamed up with the City of North Bay to make 100 trees available at a cost of $15 each to qualified residential property owners who successfully complete an online application form.
“Trees for Nipissing is so excited to be providing this program for North Bay homeowners,” Trees for Nipissing chair Peggy Walsh Craig said.
“It is a good start to increasing the tree canopy for future generations this year and many more to come.
“Thanks to North Bay city council, particularly Deputy Mayor Tanya Vrebosch for her advocacy, and city staff, who are helping make North Bay a greener and healthier place to live and work.”
A variety of trees will be available, including taller species such as oak and linden and smaller trees such as ironwood and serviceberry.
Trees will range from three to five feet tall and will be less developed than those typically seen in garden centres.
Property owners can apply by completing an online form at docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-5XoDjKot2ybvZL7QGIoa89h7gX-z0zg9KvtMkZe3I7oL7A/viewform
One tree is available per property. Pick up will be at Steve Omischl Sports Complex at 1105 Lakeshore Drive in early May.