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Private Land Tree Planting Program

Toronto and Region Conservation's (TRCA) Private Land Tree Planting Program helps private landowners offering technical and financial support to restore and improve your property through the planting of native trees, shrubs and seedlings.

With over 40 years of planting and forest management experience, professionally trained staff provide planting services and hardy native plant materials, many of which are carefully grown in our own nursery from locally collected seed, to promote ecosystem regeneration.

Benefits of Tree Planting

  • Create habitat and attract a variety of wildlife
  • Contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases
  • Protect and improve water quality in the streams and ponds on your property
  • Reduce home energy costs by providing shade and shelter
  • Transform bare, open fields into forests
  • Increase forested area to qualify for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Improve outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Reduce the amount of grass to maintain, and add variety to the landscape
  • Develop a sense of well-being through your contribution to the natural environment

Program 1: TRCA Planting Services

  • Delivery and installation of plant stock and materials
  • Experienced planting staff to complete your project efficiently and carefully, generally within one day
  • Inexpensive tree and shrub planting services including machine planting of seedlings
  • Access to subsidies to assist you with your project

Native Trees and Shrubs

  • 100 - 150 cm bare root deciduous trees from
    $16.50 per tree including rabbit guard
  • 25 - 30 cm wildlife shrubs from
    $9.25 per shrub
  • 60 - 100cm B&B evergreen trees from
    $32.00 per tree
  • 80 - 120 cm field clump cedars from
    $12.00 per tree
  • Mulch mats may be supplied and
    installed for a fee

Reforestation Seedlings

  • Deciduous trees from $1.26 per seedling
    Including planting
  • Evergreens from $0.83 per seedling
    Including planting

* Prices vary according to species and size. Taxes are extra. Minimum orders are required. Some conditions apply, see terms and conditions.


Program 2: Native Plant Materials (supply only)

TRCA staff will provide plant materials for you to plant on your property.

Native Trees and Shrubs

  • 100 - 150 cm bare root deciduous trees from
    $6.00 per tree
  • 25 - 30 cm wildlife shrubs from
    $5.25 per shrub
  • 60 - 100cm B&B evergreen trees from
    $21.00 per tree
  • 60 - 100 cm field clump cedars from
    $8.00 per tree
  • Various Mulch mats are available for a fee
  • Rabbit guards supplied for $1.00 per guard

Reforestation Seedlings

  • Deciduous trees from $1.00 per seedling
  • Evergreens from $0.57 per seedling

* Prices vary according to species and size. A $15.00 shipping fee applies to all supply only orders. Taxes are extra. Minimum orders of 30 BR trees or 75 Shrubs or combination of both or 100 seedlings are required. Some conditions apply, see terms and conditions.


Who is eligible to participate?

  • landowners with a minimum of 0.8 hectares (2 acres) of land on a single property within the TRCA's jurisdiction


Projects that are eligible:

  • planting along stream banks or seasonally wet areas such as stream banks,pond perimeters, marshes and wetlands
  • establishing hedgerows and buffers for wildlife habitat
  • establishing new woodlots or windbreaks
  • connecting or enlarging established woodlots
  • restoring marginal farmland  

Orders for plant materials and planting services for the spring must be received by December of the previous year.

Supplies and materials are limited. Call to book your site visit today! For more information on TRCA's Tree Planting Services please contact Mary Jane Moroz at 416-661-6600 ext 5649 or trees@trca.on.ca