Carleton Place council to purchase 100 trees for community tree-planting program

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Jane Hobson
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

Carleton Place council authorized staff to issue a purchase order to Carleton Place Nursery to buy 100 bare root trees for the price of $6,570.95, during the Feb. 7, 2017 Physical Environment Committee meeting.

These 100 trees are being purchased for the Carleton Place Bare Root Tree Program. The program aims to maintain Sugar Maple, Red Oak, Hackberry, Showy Mountain Ash, Edible Flowering Crab, McIntosh Apple and Honey locust tree populations in Carleton Place.

According to the town website, taxpaying residents of Carleton Place must contact the town to register to receive information and then be placed on the list to buy a tree at a subsidized rate of $20. There is a two-tree limit per household.

Carleton Place Nursery has provided this service in the past and staff says they are satisfied with it.

Staff has increased the number of trees for the 2017 bare root tree program since the town lost some healthy trees due to the 2016 drought.

“I think this is a great program for new residents moving to Carleton Place,” said Physical Environment Committee Chair Doug Black.

Photo: Councillor Doug Black (left) and Carleton Place Mayor Louis Antonakos listen to discussion during the Physical Environment Committee meeting on Feb. 7, 2017. At the meeting, councillors authorized staff to issue a purchase order to Carleton Place Nursery for 100 trees for the Carleton Place Bare Root Tree Program.