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
  • Orders for tree planting services for the spring must be received by December 1 of the preceding year

Eligible landowners can save up to 90 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 & Shrubs

Order native trees and shrubs directly from CVC’s nursery. Orders open each spring. Our next direct sale will take place spring 2022. Check back for details on how to place your order.

  • Hardwood and evergreen trees 60 centimetres tall and larger
  • Potted shrubs 40 centimetres tall and larger
  • Mulch mats and tree guards
  • Free technical assistance
  • How-to instructions to plan your own project

You must pick up your order at Warwick Conservation Area.

 

  • Property area at least one acre of land
  • Minimum order of 20 plants
  • Property in the Credit River Watershed. Check your eligibility.

  • Prices are subject to change and are set at the beginning of each year.
  • Check back in spring 2022 for pricing.

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

 

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