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Green Acres
Grant and Techncial Assistance Program in the City of Ottawa

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The City of Ottawa’s Green Acres Reforestation Program is looking for empty, idle fields to transform into thriving, green woodlands. The City launched its Green Acres Program in 2000 and has planted well over one million trees inside the city. The program offers technical and financial assistance to rural landowners for planning, planting and maintenance of all their reforestation needs.
The number of benefits that trees provide is truly amazing!



—    Cool the air in the summer by transpiring up to 100 gallons of water each day
—    Help clean the air by using up carbon dioxide and  producing oxygen
—    Provide screening and shade
—    Provide valuable winter windbreaks
—    Help prevent soil erosion
—    Provide significant habitat for wildlife
—    Add aesthetic beauty and distinctive character to the rural landscape

  What we offer?
—    A full service program
—    Significant subsidies for all reforestation projects
—    Customized tree planting plans that suit your needs
—    On-site technical advice from qualified forestry staff
—    Tree planting and tending services
—    Ordering and handling of trees
—    Site preparation
—    Survival assessments

For more information:
LandOwner Resource Centre

613.692.3571 or 1.800.267.3504


Scott Danford, ext. 1175 scott.danford@rvca.ca

Looking for tree planting programs outside the
City of Ottawa? Click here for our Trees for Tomorrow Program

  Landowner Qualifications:
—    Is a rural property owner in the
—    Has a minimum of 0.4 Ha (one acre) of suitable land
—    Orders a minimum of 500 trees
—    Agrees to reasonably protect the trees from damage

Green Acres is brought to you by the City of Ottawa, in co-operation with: