Trees for the Maitland

Event Details

May 4th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ashton-Potter, Ontario
Habitat Restoration

Take part in a day of tree planting in a retired agricultural field on NCC’s Ashton-Potter property! Once grown, these trees will add to the natural buffer along Hopkins Creek, providing habitat to birds and other wildlife.

If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Ashton-Potter

Ashton-Potter is a 147 ac (59.51 ha) property in the Lower Maitland River Valley Natural Area. Hopkins Creek winds through the property, which is characterized by upland deciduous forest, floodplain forests as well as some active and restored agricultural fields. The creek and riparian corridor provide important habitat for birds, reptiles, and other wildlife.


What you will be doing

You will plant trees to restore former agricultural land to a more natural state. Physical activity will involve walking (<1 km) over hilly terrain, carrying potted trees around the site and planting and digging using shovels.

Why you will love it

By planting trees you will help create habitat for birds, reptiles and other wildlife living in the Lower Maitland River Valley. You will also enjoy a day outdoors with other nature enthusiasts, learning from experts about restoration techniques and some of the special ecological features of this property and the valley.


Contact Kaitlin Richardson, Coordinator, Conservation Biology (Acting):

Please Note

The event will proceed rain or shine, please dress for the weather.
Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided

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Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of weather-appropriate clothing (e.g. sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Work gloves
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Any necessary medication