Tree Planting

We are looking to transform your marginal, empty or idle fields into thriving green woodlands.

We offer technical and financial assistance to rural landowners for planning, planting and maintenance of all their reforestation needs. 

We Offer a Full Service Program that includes:

  • 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

Landowner Qualifications:

  • Has a minimum of 0.4 Ha (one acre) of suitable land
  • Orders a minimum of 1,000 trees
  • Agrees to reasonably protect the trees from damage

Why Plant Trees?

  • Enhanced wildlife habitat
  • Visual and noise barriers
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Valuable winter windbreaks for people, livestock and wildlife
  • Reduced heating and cooling costs — less wind, more shade
  • Practical "hands-on" way to reduce greenhouse gasses (CO2) and produce oxygen (O2)
  • Stabilized slopes, erosion control
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Wood products: lumber, sawlogs, firewood, nuts, fruit, maple syrup
  • Recreational areas
  • Increased crop yields (windbreaks/shelterbelts)
  • Increased property values
  • Economically viable land use for abandoned or unused fields
  • Tax incentive programs
  • Aesthetic beauty and distinctive character to rural landscapes
  • Maintain a healthy watershed

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What to Learn More?

Scott Danford at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1175

We have been planting trees since 1983 and have planted more than 5.7 million trees. We are committed to helping landowners meet their reforestation needs, while increasing tree cover throughout the Rideau watershed.

Watch this information video on the program and its benefits.
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Tree Planting Programs

City of Ottawa Tree Planting:

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

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



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

Member of: conservation ontario