Book your 2018 tree planting now with Credit Valley Conservation

Monday, October 30, 2017 by Credit Valley Conservation

Category: , , ,

October 30, 2017 – Fall is the best time to book your 2018 spring tree planting project with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).  Landowners with at least two acres available for planting can book a free site visit to get a head start.

Planting a forest takes preparation. CVC’s forestry specialists offer free site visits to determine how to prepare the site, select tree species for local conditions and make a plan to care for newly planted seedlings.

“CVC offers planting plans specific to our customers’ properties which give great value for money,” said Mike Puddister, CVC’s Deputy CAO. “CVC is the local delivery agent of Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree program and offers a subsidy of 90 per cent to eligible landowners.”

To qualify for the subsidy, landowners must commit a minimum of two acres and order a minimum of 1,500 seedlings. At 20 cents per seedling, the total subsidized cost for planting two acres averages $300. Services include a free site visit, customized plan for the property, machine planting of seedlings and follow-up monitoring and tending.

“Planting a forest may seem daunting and expensive, but with CVC’s help it’s much easier and cheaper than you’d think,” said Rod Krick, Manager, Terrestrial Restoration and Management at CVC. “Plus it’s a great way to enhance the local natural environment.”

To date, CVC has planted nearly six million trees in the Credit River watershed through its planting programs. Interested landowners are encouraged to contact CVC as soon as possible to ensure planting can take place in spring 2018. Contact Alastair Biscaia at or 647-449-2743.

Credit Valley Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities in Ontario. Conservation authorities are provincial/municipal partnerships that manage the natural environment of a watershed, an area of land where the rain and snowmelt drain into a body of water. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


Media Contact:

Kyle Menken

Events and Communications Assistant

Credit Valley Conservation

905.670.1615 ext. 313

Data and information released from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) are provided on an 'AS IS' basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. CVC and its employees make no representation or warranty, express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to the identity or ownership of data or information, the quality, accuracy or completeness of data or information, or that the use of such data or information will not infringe any patent, intellectual property or proprietary rights of any party. CVC shall not be liable for any claim for any loss, harm, illness or other damage or injury arising from access to or use of data or information, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In accordance with scientific standards, appropriate acknowledgment of CVC should be made in any publications or other disclosures concerning data or information made available by CVC.