Ottawa Ash Tree Replacement Program

UPDATE (June 2019)

Funding for 2019 Projects is now available: applications are being accepted until September 30, 2019.

Through a partnership with the City of Ottawa, SNC is administering a second 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).


Avoid Delays!

We can only accept applications with no missing information. Complete applications must include ALL of the following:

  • All sections (excepting 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. Due to a high volume of submissions, we cannot accept partial files.



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. Applicants applying for work that has already occurred do so at their own risk. Funding is not guaranteed.

Need Help Selecting a Native Tree Species? Click Here


Reminder 2018 Approved Projects; Deadline is June 30, 2019

If your application was approved as part of the 2018 program; the deadline to complete your project is June 30, 2019. All final paperwork must be submitted prior to this date.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2018 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: