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Tree Planting Programs

Interested in adding more green to your landscape? There are many planting programs available in York Region through our partnerships with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority and the Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests Organization (LEAF).

Need a tree, some shrubs or even a forest? One of these programs might just have what you’re looking for. Let York Region help you restore and improve your property.


Replace Your Lost Ash Tree for Less

Right now we are offering an extra bonus to York Region residents who are replacing dying, dead or removed ash trees impacted by the emerald ash borer.

LEAF will help you choose the right tree for your yard and do all the work at an affordable price. 

For a limited time, York Region residents will receive an additional $100 rebate for each tree planted by LEAF. 

Limit of two rebates per property. Limited quantities. Restrictions apply.

Learn more by visiting the LEAF website 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

York Region can help you create the backyard you’ve always dreamed about with full service and do-it-yourself options offered by the Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests Organization (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:

  • A personal 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
  • Native tree and shrub suggestions by email
  • Variety of delivery options for plants and mulch
  • Planting and tree care guide

Native Garden Kits 

Brighten your yard with beautiful native garden kits that include:

  • Songbird, butterfly, bee, beautiful borders and shade 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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