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Forest in the Village: Cumberland’s new project to increase the urban canopy

Goal is to plant 125 trees before the end of 2023; community-wide planting day scheduled for Oct. 15
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Forest in the Village (FITV), is a project led by the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS), aiming to raise community awareness about the benefits of urban forests for biodiversity and climate resilience.

Moreover, the initiative seeks to support the village’s Urban Forest Management Plan to increase canopy cover in Cumberland’s urban areas from 20 per cent to 30 per cent by 2040.

In order to achieve this goal, FITV welcomes community involvement, inviting all residents to participate in this effort via three options:

• Buy a tree from a local nursery, or grow your own tree from seeds.

• Buy one of five subsidized (50 per cent) trees proposed by the CCFS. For more information visit cumberlandforest.com

• Donate to the CCFS.

A community-wide planting day is scheduled for Oct. 15. All tree orders will be available for pick up on Sunday, Oct. 15.

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Setting to launch before the end of 2023, the project’s first target is 125 trees to celebrate Cumberland’s 125th anniversary.

For more information or to participate, residents must register at cumberlandforest.com

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Olivier Laurin

About the Author: Olivier Laurin

Olivier is a bilingual multimedia journalist from Montréal, Québec. He possesses a deep curiosity and a passion for exploring the connections between people and their communities.
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