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Tree Planting Programs

Interested in adding more green to your residential or business property?  York Region offers several tree planting programs through partnerships with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, and Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF).

Adding trees and shrubs can increase your property’s value and help improve the health of your family, visitors and staff.

Find out which tree planting program is right for your property.


Replace Your Lost Ash Tree for Less

Replace your ash tree for as little as $50Residential and business property owners in York Region can have their dying, dead or removed ash trees replaced by LEAF for as little as $50.

LEAF will help you choose and plant the right tree for your property. 

There is a limit of two rebates per property and rebates are issued on a first come, first served basis due to limited supply. Restrictions apply.

Apply today! Visit yourleaf.org or call 1-888-453-6504 for more information. 

Grow Your Legacy – Forest Planting for Large Properties

Give her a forest

Own land in York Region? Start growing memories today for you and your family.

If you own two or more acres in York Region, we’ll plant a forest for you. Experts will help you every step of the way; from funding assistance, to planning and planting, to tending your growing forest.

We can help:

  • Plant a forest for you and your family
  • Connect or enlarge your existing forests
  • Plant along riverbanks or ravines
  • Establish hedgerows or windbreaks

A forest is a gift that grows for generations. Funding for your forest is available and could cover up to 90 per cent of the cost.

Contact your local conservation authority to find out more and start planting your future forest.

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Do-it-Yourself Bulk Seedling Program – Plant Your Own Forest on Your Large Lot

Do-it-Yourself Bulk Seedling Program – Plant Your Own Forest on Your Large Lot

If you own two or more acres of land in York Region, you can order 100 or more seedlings to pick up and plant yourself. Seedling prices start at $0.57 each and are available from your local conservation authority at specific times of the year.

Contact your local conservation authority to be put on the tree seedling mailing list.


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Find Your Local Conservation Authority

Find Your Local Conservation Authority

Find your location on the map to see which conservation authority to contact for more information.

Local conservation authorities

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Backyard Tree Planting

Love your yard

Trees, Shrubs and Garden Kits

York Region can help you transform your residential backyard or business property with full service and do-it-yourself tree planting programs offered by LEAF.

Also see: Planting beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees that attract bees and butterflies.

Full Service Backyard Tree Planting 

Let us plant a tree for you. The full-service program includes:

  • An in-person consultation with an arborist
  • A selection of native trees and shrubs to choose from
  • Delivery of trees, shrubs and mulch
  • Complete planting service
  • Tree care guide

Do-It-Yourself Backyard Tree Planting

Get your hands dirty with the do-it-yourself tree planting kit which includes:

  • Online workshop and videos
  • A 30-minute virtual consultation with an arborist
  • A customized selection of native tree and shrub suggestions
  • Delivery of trees, shrubs and mulch
  • Tree planting and care guide

Native Garden Kits 

Brighten your yard with beautiful native garden kits that include:

  • Songbird, butterfly, native bee, and shade-thriving kits
  • Selection of native shrubs and perennials
  • Delivery of plants and mulch
  • Sample garden designs
  • Planting and care guide

Fall in love with your backyard. Visit the LEAF website or call 1-888-453-6504 for more information. 

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Tree Planting for Apartments, Condos, Business and Industrial Properties

Let us add some green to your property. Subsidized tree planting programs are available for apartment, condo, business and industrial property owners and managers.

Planting Trees

This program includes:

  • A 30-minute virtual consultation with an arborist to start planning
  • An on-site consultation with an arborist
  • A selection of native trees and shrubs to choose from
  • Delivery of trees, shrubs and mulch
  • Complete planting service
  • Tree care guide

 Visit the LEAF website or call 1-888-453-6504 for more information. 

Planting a Forest

Do you own two or more acres of property in York Region?

We can help you add trees to your large property through the Grow Your Legacy program. Through this full-service program, we will help you plan for and plant trees, help you tend to your growing forest and arrange funding for up to 90 per cent of the cost.

Click on the Grow Your Legacy tab above to find out more.


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