Petrolia offers residents fall colours

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Petrolia homeowners have a chance to add a little fall colour to their backyards.

The town is once again offering about 100 free trees on a first come, first served basis.

Three trees will be available this year; silver maples which has yellow fall leaves, autumn blaze maple with fire red fall colour, and tulip trees, which produces yellow-green flowers which bloom in the spring.

“If you’re interested in getting a tree and putting it in your yard, all you have to do is pick it up and dig a hole and put it in your yard,” says Mayor John McCharles. “It’s quite interesting that we can actually get some free trees to do that.”

The town gets funding from the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority for the trees from Windover Nursery.

Residents have until Oct. 15 to obtain a certificate for a tree and the pick up and planting will be from Oct. 15 to 30.