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Forestry

Tree and Shrub Seedling Program for Landowners in Lake Simcoe Watershed

If you have the land, we have the trees! Purchase native tree seedlings at a reduced cost from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in time for the spring planting season. Species are native to Ontario and range in price from $0.45 to $1.30 per seedling, plus HST and shipping and handling. Submit your order on or before March 14, 2014 using the form below.

Planting a tree seedlingTop 11 benefits of trees

  • Trees provide oxygen and clean the air.

  • Trees conserve energy and can save you money.

  • Trees help improve water quality.

  • Trees help prevent soil erosion.

  • Trees increase property values.

  • Trees protect your home from the elements.

  • Trees muffle noise from nearby streets and highways.

  • Trees mark the seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall!

  • Native trees provide a natural canopy and habitat for wildlife.

  • Native trees are more resistant to insects and disease.

  • Native trees are cost-effective: they have adapted to local climate and require little maintenance compared to non-native species.

Are you eligible?

To qualify for this seedling program, you must own at least 0.8 hectares (two acres) of property in the Lake Simcoe watershed.

Ordering Information

  • Orders for 2014 are closed. If you placed an order before the deadline, see below for pick up details:

  • Seedlings will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 26, 2014, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, (entrance 3281 Simcoe County Road #4, approximately 2.5 kilometres north of Bradford and the 8th Line (Dissette St.) on the east side).

  • A minimum of 100 seedlings per order applies. Seedlings must be ordered in bundles of 50 per species.

  • We will notify you by phone and/or email for order confirmation.

  • Payment is due when seedlings are picked up (Visa, MasterCard or cheque is accepted).

  • * NOTE: Seedling species and quantities are subject to change without notice according to nursery availability. We will confirm seedling availability prior to pick-up in April.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Cottenden, Forest Technician
905-895-1281 ext. 245
1-800-465-0437 (toll free)
p.cottenden@lsrca.on.ca

Planting Tips and Information:

Extension Note Series (User-Friendly Fact Sheets from the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority's LandOwner Resource Centre)