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DIY Tree Planting​​

diy_treeplanting.JPGIf you're ready to get your hands dirty and want to add more green to your landscape, this program is for you! Purchase tree seedlings at a reduced cost in time for the spring planting season. Species are grown from Ontario seed sources and range in price from $0.59 to $1.35 per seedling, plus HST and handling.

If you have the land, we have the trees!

Orders for 2017 are now closed. If you're interested in receiving information when our 2018 sale opens, please join our mailing list.

How does it work?

Our annual tree and seedling sale opens in January and ends in March. We require a minimum purchase of 100 seedlings, but  with seedlings priced as low as 59 cents each, it's still an affordable option. If 100 trees is more than you need, consider asking neighbours or friends if they want to go in on an order with you. You must be a resident in the Lake Simcoe watershed to participate.

Species are dependent on nursery availability, but we typically offer: White Pine, Red Pine, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Cedar, Tamarack, Red Oak, Silver Maple, Hackberry, Highbush Cranberry, Nannyberry and Staghorn Sumack.

Species sell out fast, so make sure to place your order right away!

If you don't know what to order, feel free to contact our forestry team for assistance. 

Full Service Planting

If you have a larger property (more than two acres) and don't want to plant your own trees, we offer a full-service planting program which includes a customized planting plan and specialized equipment to undertake the planting. You may also qualify for a funding grant to cover between 50 and 90% of the costs!