Tree-Planting and Harvesting

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 or 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:

FREE Tree Giveaways

First-Come-First-Serve Basis! Limited Number of Seedlings Available

The South Nation Conservation Authority (SNCA) is working together with its partners to safely provide FREE tree seedlings to area residents again this spring!

Applications for 2021 have closed. Check out the link below for related programs, and we hope to see this program again in 2022!


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 or to put your name on the waiting list for trees, please write to

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 15 cents a tree planted. 1-800-267-3504 or

UPDATE: Unfortunately the Lanark County spring tree giveaway has been cancelled due to the provincial stay-at-home order.

Ecology Ottawa: Giveaway May 1st

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

Green Acres: Ottawa’s Rural Reforestation Program

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.  LEARN MORE about the Green Acres Program HERE

SNCA: 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; 
  • Orders are currently being accepted for spring 2021; 
  • An additional subsidy of $0.25 per seedling is available