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Trees for Mapleton is a local initiative to increase the amount of trees in Mapleton Township. The programme grew out of Treesfor Peel, 2001, and is now administered by a committee made up of locallandowners & technical advisers.
Trees for Mapleton has partnered with the following organizations:
The focus has been on establishing windbreaks, given the high qualityagricultural soils.
Wind breaks are seen as a production tool, just like seed, soil, fertilizer, drainage and machinery. There is a wide body of research establishing yeild increases due to the presence of wind breaks. The Mapleton strategy includes wrapping every 100 acres with windscreens, buffering all waterways with trees, wrapping all forest fragments with windbreaks, planting shelterbelts around all farmsteads, linking forest fragments, and planting living snow fences. The potential is 5 million trees in one township.
The outcome of these trees planted will be:
Progress to date since initiation---2006:
For more information contact: