Plant Trees and Shrubs on Your Property

We offer full-service tree and shrub planting and tree and shrubs sales to help rural landowners in the Credit River Watershed restore forests, create privacy and attract wildlife on your property.

We offer funding to cover up to 100 per cent of the costs of planning and planting, including native tree and shrub stock, labour, delivery and maintenance.

Full-Service Tree and Shrub Planting

  • Free site visit to provide recommendations on the following:
    • Naturalize and restore areas of your property
    • Improve wildlife habitat and biodiversity
    • Connect, expand, or create new forest areas,
    • Enhance existing forest understory,
    • Enhance streams, ponds, and wet areas
    • Create windbreaks
    • We can connect you with other restoration services to enhance the natural features of your property including sustainable forest management, habitat structure installations, grassland management, invasive species management, and wetland, stream and pond management.


  • Fee for services include:
    • Custom planting plan
    • Native hardwood and evergreen seedlings
    • Potted trees in two- and three-gallon pots, 60 – 175 centimetres tall
    • Potted shrubs in 2-gallon pots, 40 – 60 centimetres tall
    • Mulch mats and tree guards
    • Site preparation and tending of planted trees
    • Delivery and planting by machine and hand
    • Follow-up monitoring to ensure survival and growth
    • Bundle these fee for services with other CVC restoration programs, such as sustainable forest management to get the most out of your property.

  • Property size of 0.8 hectares (two acres) or more with a minimum 15 metres (50 feet) offset from building foundations (except for windbreaks and fence rows).
  • Minimum order of 500 tree seedlings or 100 potted trees and shrubs.

  • Site assessments and planting plans are typically completed in the summer and fall in the year prior to tree planting.
  • Tree planting is completed in the spring and fall in the following year.
  • Connect with us to book a site assessment for 2024 planting.

Eligible landowners can save up to 100 per cent on eligible planting projects. Funding is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Planting projects may also qualify for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).

Connect with us to discuss funding your tree planting project.

  • Available subsidies and grants are based on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All program fees and costs are payable prior to installation of plant materials.
  • All prices and product availability are subject to change without notice.
  • Plant materials provided through the program are not intended for landscaping, and are not to be planted within 15 metres (50 feet) of the main facilities (exceptions include windbreaks and fence rows).All planting through the Planting Service must be carried out in accordance with an approved plan as developed between the landowner and CVC staff.
  • Landowners are responsible for identifying the location of all property lines, easements, and underground utilities before the time of planting.

Direct Sale: Native Trees and Shrubs

Order native trees and shrubs directly from CVC’s nursery.

This program has now ended for 2023. Please check back in January 2024 for Spring availability.

  • Hardwood and evergreen trees 60 centimetres tall and larger
  • Potted shrubs 40 centimetres tall and larger
  • Pots are two gallons
  • Mulch mats and tree guards
  • Free technical assistance
  • How-to instructions to plan your own project
  • Additional bare root seedling stock may be available upon request. Contact us for availability.

You must pick up your order at Warwick Conservation Area.


  • Property area at least one acre of land
  • Minimum order of 20 units for potted plants
  • Minimum order of 50 units for bare root seedlings
  • Property in the Credit River Watershed. Check your eligibility.

  • Trees and shrubs cost between $9.00 – $14.50 a unit
  • Bare root seedlings cost between $1.24 – $1.40 a unit
  • Prices are subject to change based on availability

  • You must pick up your order at Warwick Conservation Area
  • Pickup dates are pre-determined.
  • We do not deliver.
  • The nursery is not open to the public.


Neighbourhood Tree Giveaway

Brighten your community and your yard. Homeowners in eligible neighbourhoods can request a free tree that CVC’s home planting team will deliver and help plant.

Planting trees on your property provides shade and privacy, adds beauty and colour, creates habitat for pollinators and birds and helps reduce the impacts of climate change. Plant more than one to add layers or create a grouping. Additional trees are available for purchase at time of order.

Request your free tree.

Free trees are now available to homeowners within Mississauga (while supplies last).

*Giveaway neighbourhoods are selected based on current CVC and municipal priorities to best address issues like climate change and flood resilience. Neighbourhoods are subject to change.

We surpassed our goals! Hungry Hollow SNAP, Fletchers Creek SNAP and the Community Tree Project neighbourhoods are now closed for 2023 orders. Check our Tree Giveaway page for Spring 2024 giveaway openings in early 2024.

  • A variety of native trees are available to choose from.
  • Homeowners are responsible for caring for their new tree. We provide you with guidance and resources to keep it thriving and healthy.
  • Free trees are available while supplies last.
  • Limit of one free tree per household in 2023.
  • Neighbourhood orders may be subject to order deadlines.
  • Plantings will be scheduled for spring and fall 2023. Our home planting team will contact you to arrange delivery and planting. One homeowner must be home during the planting.
  • If purchasing additional trees they must be ordered at the time of your free tree order (i.e., one order per household).
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