Ottawa Ash Tree Replacement Program

UPDATE (June 2020)

Through a partnership with the City of Ottawa, SNC is administering a third year of the 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 infected Ash tree(s) 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 your certified arborist or registered professional forester.
  • Itemized quote for all eligible costs for tree removal must be attached.
  • Itemized quote for all eligible costs for tree replacement must be attached.

Applicants with missing information must resubmit all application files in one email, fax or envelope. 


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!

Applications should be submitted for work that has not yet occurred. Funding is not guaranteed, applicants applying for work that has already occurred do so at their own risk. 

Need Help Selecting a Native Tree Species? Click Here

Reminder 2019 Approved Projects; Deadline is June 30, 2020

If your application was approved as part of the 2019 program; the deadline to complete your project and submit final paperwork is June 30, 2020. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2019 program!


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: