Tree Replacement Program

Through a partnership with the City of Ottawa, SNC is administering a sixth year of the program to assist landowners within the City of Ottawa, with the removal and replacement of trees on private property affected by invasive species (e.g., Emerald Ash Borer) or damaged by extreme weather events (e.g., May 2022 derecho storm). Cost-share funding will support the removal of infected or damaged trees and replacement with native tree(s).

Complete applications must include all of the following:

  • All sections (except Section 6) must be complete and signed by the applicant.
  • Section 6 must be completed and signed by forestry professional (certified arborist, forester, etc)
  • Itemized quote for all eligible costs for tree removal must be attached.
  • Itemized quote for all eligible costs for tree replacement must be attached.


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!

Please note that funding is not guaranteed and that applications should be submitted for work that has not yet occurred or is in progress. 

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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: