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Bulk Order Tree and Shrub Seedling Program

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 grown from native Ontario seed sources and range in price from $0.59 to $1.32 per seedling, plus HST and handling.

Eligibility Requirements

Must be a resident in the Lake Simcoe Watershed but no minimum acreage requirement to buy. For landowners with 0.8 hectares (2 acres) or more of land, LSRCA may be able to also offer the planting services – call us to discuss details.

Ordering Information

  • Ordering for 2016 is now closed.
  • Seedlings will be available for pick up on Saturday, April 30, 2016, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, (Bark Park 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.

Top 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.

For more information, please contact:

Paul Cottenden, Forest Technician
905-895-1281 ext. 245
1-800-465-0437 (toll free)

Planting Tips and Information:

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