Spring is planting season!
A message from our Executive Director, Deb Pella Keen
First and foremost, I hope you and your families are safe and well. The last few weeks have been unprecedented for all of us as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt closer to home – in the communities in which we live, work and serve.
We recognize our spring newsletter will not be a top read for many of you. However, we thought it might be helpful to those who may be trying to complete their tree planting plans this spring.Our staff at Maple Leaves Forever are continuing to work from home, so if you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best and stay safe,
Nurseries and COVID-19
Maple Leaves Forever is still accepting Rebate Applications at this time. Many retail nurseries are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you call or emailyour local nursery, you may be able to arrange for the purchase and pick up or delivery of your trees. Given the exceptional circumstances, if you are unable or choose not to acquire your trees, Maple Leaves Forever will hold applications until Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.
We appreciate your continued interest in planting native maple trees.
Check out our Partner Nurseries on the MLF website
Our THANK YOU REBATE gives you 25% towards the cost of qualifying native maples.
Spring Planting Rebate Applications Due
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020
for bare root stock
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020
for container grown and B&B caliper trees
TELL A FRIEND!
If you recently received our Thank You Rebate, or you find our information helpful – please share this post with your contacts! We’d also love to see photos and stories about your maple plantings – send them along to email@example.com and let us know if we can share!
In-Person Envirothon Events Cancelled for April
Maple Leaves Forever is a proud sponsor of the Ontario Envirothon. Forests Ontario recently announced: “In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person Envirothon events that had been scheduled for April have been cancelled. However, the Online Presentation Challenge has been extended to April 30th. With the wonders of technology, it’s never been easier to work together online with your team to compile a presentation video from the comfort of your own homes.”
Find out More at ForestsOntario.ca
New MLF Envirothon Award
On February 14, 2020, Executive Director, Deb Pella Keen presented the “Maple Leaves Forever Envirothon Award” to Terry Schwan, a Registered Professional Forester and an outstanding contributor as a forestry specialist and Ontario Envirothon supporter.
Note: The Ontario Envirothon is a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. It is an incubator for tomorrow’s environmental leaders, designed to prepare students for future green careers.
Landscape Ontario Congress & Forests Ontario Conference
Maple Leaves Forever was proud to once again attend the LO Congress in January 2020 and the Annual Forests Ontario Conference in February.