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Village of Canton Completes Community Forest Management Plan

May 10, 2022

The Village of Canton has completed a Community Forest Management Plan with the help of a $14,000 grant from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Division of Lands and Forests. A presentation of the plan will be given by Land Beyond the Sea Ecological Design (LBS) to the Canton Village Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 6:00pm. The presentation will be made via Zoom by Miguel Berrios of LBS, and the community is invited and encouraged to attend in the Courtroom of the Municipal building at 60 Main Street, Canton, or via the Zoom link found on the website.

This plan addresses tree maintenance practices such as pruning and the protection of existing trees, including a response to the Emerald Ash Borer infestation that is slowly advancing toward the Canton-Potsdam area. Improving practices for new tree plantings have also been addressed in the Plan, and planting plans for areas of the Village have been prepared.

A copy of the plan can be viewed here.

Last modified: May 10, 2022