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OPG and Trees Ontario to distribute native tree seed kits at the 2010 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

                                      

October 20, 2010 – To underscore the importance of biodiversity, native tree seed and tree planting efforts, Trees Ontario and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will be handing out free native tree seed kits at this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

At the joint Trees Ontario/OPG booth, show attendees can obtain their own kit to take home, discuss tree planting tips and techniques with forestry experts, assess eligibility for tree planting subsidy and tax incentive programs, and learn more about OPG’s biodiversity program.

Free native tree seed kits will be available*:

•    At the Trees Ontario/OPG OPG booth (Hall A #2627-2727) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the show (November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14).  Trees Ontario tree planters may be out on the show floor distributing seed kits during other days as well.

•    On Sunday, November 14 at the Santa Claus photo area

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest combined indoor agricultural fair and international equestrian competition in the world. Read more about the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: http://royalfair.org/.

As part of its biodiversity program, OPG has partnered with Trees Ontario, the Bruce Trail Conservancy, Earth Rangers, LEAF, Ontario Nature and  Rouge Park to support important provincial programs and events. For more information on OPG Biodiversity visit: http://opgbiodiversity.ca.

* Tree seed kits will be available during specified show dates and locations noted above while supplies last.