Tree Planting


Got land? Plant trees!

We are looking to transform your marginal, empty or idle fields into thriving, green woodlands. We offer significant subsidies to rural landowners for planning, planting and maintenance of all their reforestation needs. 

Our full-service program includes:

• 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


City of Ottawa
(subsidized by the City of Ottawa’s Green Acres Program)
15 cents / tree planted
Outside of the city
1,000 - 2,999 trees 3,000 - 5,999 trees 6,000 + trees
40 cents / tree planted 30 cents / tree planted $1,500 Flat Rate

 To qualify, landowners must:

• Have a minimum 0.4 Ha (one acre) of suitable land
• Order a minimum of 1,000 trees
• Agree 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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Want to Learn More?

Contact Ian Cochrane at
613-692-3571 or
1-800-267-3504 ext. 1175



We have planted more than 6.8 million trees since 1983. We are committed to helping landowners meet their reforestation needs while increasing tree cover to build a resilient, healthy watershed for today and the future.

Check out this video about our program and its many benefits:
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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