Ottawa Ash Tree Replacement Pilot Program
As part of a partnership with the City of Ottawa, SNC is offering a new Ash Tree Replacement Program to assist landowners within the City of Ottawa, affected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on private property. Cost-share funding will support the removal of the infected Ash tree(s) and replacement with a native tree(s). This grant opportunity is available to all property owners within the entire City of Ottawa.
All work related to tree removal and replacement must be performed by a registered forestry professional.
Please note: this grant program is only available for landowners with infected Ash trees occurring on private property and not for infected Ash trees occurring on City of Ottawa property.
Up to 50% to a maximum of $500/tree (removal of ash tree and planting of a replacement tree), maximum $5,000/landowner.
STEP 1: Am I eligible? Click here to view program Guidelines.
STEP 2: I have read the guidelines and I am eligible.
STEP 3: I will select a qualified professional (as indicated in guidelines and application) and attach a quote for removal and replacement to my application.
STEP 4: Click here to Apply!
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The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive wood-boring insect native to Asia that is killing millions of Ash trees in Southern Ontario (and beyond) including; green, red, black, white and blue Ash. In addition to its environmental threat, the EAB is causing economic threats across the province, for this reason the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has restricted the movement of firewood, as well as all wood products utilizing Ash, beyond the identified area of infestation.
To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer please visit the following links:
- City of Ottawa's EAB site
- Government of Canada's Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Ontario's EAB site
- International Society of Arboriculture - Ontario Chapter
- Ontario Professional Foresters Association
- Natural Resources Canada EAB Factsheet
- Forests Ontario Emerald Ash Borer - Frequently Asked Questions
- Canadian Forest Service - Visual Guide to Detecting Emerald Ash Borer Damage