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Now Accepting Applications for Tree Planting Programs for 2022

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Conservation Halton is looking for landowners interested in planting trees on their properties that have a minimum of 0.5 acres of open land suitable for tree planting. There is funding available from several sources that can offset the costs of large-scale tree planting projects. This includes Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (ending in 2022) and the Government of Canada’s Growing Canada’s Forests (GCF) 2 Billion Tree Program (2BT, started in 2020). In this new 2BT Program, the Government is committed to planting an additional 2 billion trees over the next 10 years as part of a broader approach to nature-based climate solutions. Take a look at Forests Ontario’s website or Canada’s website to learn more about why these programs are so valuable, and how they are helping Ontarian’s combat climate change.

If you have been thinking about planting more trees on your property, now is the time to start planning! You might be eligible for Conservation Halton’s large-scale Tree Planting Program for 2022. 

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum 500 trees to be planted may qualify
  • Minimum 0.5 acres of open/plant-able land
  • Eligible project types include afforestation, riparian, windbreak, and restoration
  • Willing to sign 15 year agreement stating you will not cut, harvest, or otherwise remove the trees from the planted area for a minimum of 15 years after planting
  • Willing to protect the trees from livestock, wildlife and machinery damage
  • Able to cover the remaining costs of the tree planting after subsidies

If you think your property qualifies for this program, email us at treeplanting@hrca.on.ca and you will be screened through all of our available funding programs. Click here for more information.

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