Trees for Minto was established in 2014 as a local initiative to increase  forest cover in the Town of Minto. Similar to Trees for Mapleton, the steering committee is made is made up of local landowners and technical advisers and includes the following:

  • Wellington Stewardship Council (now disbanded)
  • Maitland Valley Conservation Authority 
  • Wellington County
  • Wellington Green Legacy
  • Town of Minto
  • Local Mennonite Community
  • Local landowners

A grant of $10,000 was made to the group by the Wellington County Stewardship Committee in 2015 to assist with future tree planting projects. The Town of Minto and staff make contributions to the budget. 

In 2015 the group hosted an evening farm workshop meeting, including dinner. Guest speakers at the meeting were:

  • Peter Williams of Williams and Associated Forest Consultant
  • Rob Johnson of the Green Legacy
  • Geoff King of the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

Two tree planting projects in the spring of 2015 were completed with local parochial schools in Minto.  

Advertising will occur in 2016 to connect with landowners interested in tree planting. Crop yield benefits associated with windbreaks will be part of the focus. The group will also focus on the retirement of marginal farm lands, watercourse buffers, living snow fences and farm shelterbelts around livestock facilities. Site visits will be arranged with interested owners to gauge interest. The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority will work with landowners to develop planting plans.

For more information contact:

Minto Administrator
Annilene McRobb

Jared James

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