Tree Planting Programs

Green Your Sacred Space with Trees!

Your congregation can contribute to your local community and the climate by planting native trees at your place of worship, on your personal property, or by participating in local community tree-planting events.

Many regions have local initiatives for tree planting. Here are a few programs we have heard about:

Ecology Ottawa: Tree Campaign

Ecology Ottawa’s Tree Campaign is an all-inclusive, inter-generational, community-centred legacy to expand and care for Ottawa’s tree canopy. Know where to find them by following their Tree Giveaway Calendar

South Nation Conservation Authority

Over the Counter Tree Planting Program

If you are not eligible for the above programs, SNC also provides over-the-counter tree sales. ORDER HERE

  • Minimum order 100 seedlings; 
  • Trees must be ordered in multiples of 50; 
  • Landowners are responsible for picking up their trees and planting them; 
  • No management agreement, no survival guarantees; 
  • An additional subsidy of $0.25 per seedling is available

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Trees for Tomorrow Reforestation Program

Stay Tuned for More Information for 2022

Lanark County: Seedling Giveaway

Each Year Lanark County partners with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) to host a FREE tree giveaway on May 1. Last year over 60,000 trees were planted in Lanark County! If you have acreage call RVCA and learn what they can do for you for $0.15 a tree planted. 1-800-267-3504 or

The Township of Alfred Plantagenet

Every year, the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet aims to deliver free trees for as many residents as possible. Follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on the current events. For more information consult the Free Tree Giveaway webpage or write to to be put on the waitlist for 2022!

Forests Ontario: 50 Million Tree Program

Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program is a tree planting program supported by the Government of Canada, corporate sponsors and donors. It increases forest cover by making tree planting easier and more affordable for property owners and municipalities.

You can order directly from Forest Ontario Or through SNCA

NOTE ALL 2022 trees have been allocated. Contact for the 2023 season!

City of Ottawa: Green Acres

In cooperation with the local Conservation Authorities and the Ottawa Stewardship Council, Green Acres provides incentive grants for over-the-counter orders of 500 or more seedlings in the amount of $0.20 per seedling. Through the Full-Service Program which requires 1,000 trees or more, the program will cover 50% of the total cost of the project in year 1 and will provide 75% of the future tending costs until year 5. 

NOTE ALL 2022 trees have been allocated. Contact for the 2023 season!

Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation: Memorial Tree Program

The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation offers a Memorial Tree Program in memory of departed loved ones or friends. They plant healthy, locally-grown seedlings and look after them for several years on your behalf until they gradually take their place, without inscription, in a vibrant new forest of the future.