Suitable Land for RVCA Tree Planting Program

For most properties, we require a minimum of 0.5 hectares (1.25 acres) in total area to be planted. For reference, 1 acre is approximately the size of 2.5 hockey rinks.

Areas that are Suitable

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 Residential lawns
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Areas that are Unsuitable

  • Areas with existing tree cover
  • Areas under hydro lines
  • Very shallow soils or exposed bedrock
  • Areas that flood or hold significant amounts of water in the spring

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Our Tree Planting Programs

City of Ottawa Tree Planting:

RVCA proudly plants trees as part of the Green Acres Reforestation Program.

Check out the Green Acres Program brochure (PDF)

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

  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
  • South Nation Conservation
  • Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
  • Ottawa Stewardship Council

Rideau Valley Tree Planting:

RVCA plants trees throughout the Rideau Valley through its Trees for Tomorrow Reforestation Program.

Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario