Tree Planting at KLT’s Ballyduff Trails

KLT Hat on a post at Ballyduff Trails in spring
Event Date: 2022-05-28 10:00 am

Join Kawartha Land Trust at Ballyduff Trails in Pontypool on Saturday, May 28, 2022, as we plant native trees to help restore habitat for species at risk!

The Eastern Whip-poor-will is a threatened species in Ontario and it relies on open forests adjacent to fields or prairies for foraging and breeding. Kawartha Land Trust is actively working to help establish and restore habitat for species at risk including the Eastern Whip-poor-will on our protected properties and we need your help to do it!

We’ll be planting 600 trees in a degraded forest stand at Ballyduff Trails to help begin the process of changing the landscape to better support the Eastern Whip-poor-will and many other plants and animals that thrive in this habitat. 

If you have an interest in habitat restoration, work that will directly benefit species at risk in the Kawarthas, or if you just like being outside, we’d love to have you join us!

Event details:

  • The planting will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022. 
  • Planting will happen in the clearings and along the edges of an existing forest stand. Due to the location of this forest stand, attendees will have to hike a section of the Ballyduff Trails to get to the planting site.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sun protection, and bug spray, as well as sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • KLT has a limited number of shovels; volunteers are encouraged to bring their own shovels if they can.

Register online to attend.