Tree Planting Services

We can all benefit from planting trees and there are a wide variety of species suitable for every property.

Take a look at our available tree planting subsidies and reach out to our team if you have questions, we're here to help you find the right trees for your project!

Forests Ontario: 50 Million Tree Program

SNC partners with Forests Ontario to provide seedlings, planting, and site preparation / tending for a cost of $1.05 per tree for coniferous seedlings and $1.58 per tree for deciduous seedlings. 

To qualify, landowners must: 

  • Have an open, productive planting area of ​​at least 0.5 ha (one acre) in size; 
  • Order a minimum of 1,000 trees; and 
  • Sign a 15-year management agreement to protect the trees. 

The program includes: 

  • Block planting, riparian planting, windrows, and / or forest restoration; 
  • A site visit by SNC staff which includes a customized tree planting plan that suits your needs;
  • On-site technical advice from qualified forestry staff (bilingual technicians available);
  • Ordering, handling and planting of trees; 
  • Survival assessments; and
  • Site preparation. 

Contact us for more info  | Start planning for the 2025 season today!


City of Ottawa Green Acres Funding

The City of Ottawa's Green Acres program is looking for empty idle fields to be transformed into thriving green woodlands. The program provides landowners with advice and assistance for setting up a proper planting plan for their property(properties). 

Through the full-service program landowners must be rural property owners within City of Ottawa boundaries, have a minimum of 0.4 hectares (1 acre) of suitable land, plant a minimum of 1,000 trees or more, and must agree to cover the subsidized cost of the tree seedlings, site preparation, planting and tending as well as agreeing to reasonably protect the plantation. The full service program provides an incentive grant in the amount of $0.50 per seedling. 

The Green Acres program also provides incentive grants for over the counter orders of 100 tree seedlings or more in the amount of $0.50 per seedling. 

More info on the Green Acres program here.  |  Additional funding available for planting along watercourses, through the Ottawa Rural Clean Grants Program.


Over the Counter Tree Planting Program

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

  • 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 2025 until December 1 or until all trees have been allocated; 

Please note: All trees for 2024 have been allocated. 

Contact us for more info.  | Order Your 2025 Trees Here! (prices subject to change)


Tree Species Planting and Maintenance Instructions

Through our Forest Conservation Initiative, SNC hosts annual free tree giveaways in its partner municipalities to help increase forest cover and raise awareness for the important role that trees play in our daily lives. 

Tree giveaways details are included on SNC's social media accounts each spring

To request free trees through our annual Spring Free Tree Campaign, please complete the form here.

More info on planting and maintenance for trees provided during "Free Tree Events" here.



Trees, soil types and drainage fact sheet!
Forestry Extension Notes The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario