At the Huronia Woodland Owners’ Association Annual General Meeting on February 1st 2014 , Maple Leaves Forever presented a $5000 award for the HWOA’s continued work in encouraging the planting of native maples in Ontario.
The Maple Leaves Forever Award is a recognition of a partner organization who has made a great impact on the rural planting of native maples in Ontario.
The HWOA plants native sugar maples on rural roadsides in Oro-Medonte Township in Ontario. Their efforts have been featured recently by CTV News:
“If you look around, chances are you’ll see a beautiful, natural asset slowly disappearing.
Take a drive through Oro-Medonte and you’ll notice that maple trees that line the road are dying because of soil compaction, pollution, and age.
However, Bruce Keeling and the Huronia Woodland Owners Association are hoping to do something about it, and they’re looking to the public for help.
“This is our eighth year,” says Keeling. “So far we’ve put 13,800 sugar maples back in the ground.”
The Huronia Woodland Owners Association wants to add to those numbers by selling maple saplings for $10…”
– KC Colby, CTV Barrie – Published Thursday, March 13, 2014
Maple Leaves Forever is proud to help support the HWOA’s initiative with our 2014 Award.