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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority > DIY Tree Planting

​​​DIY Tree Planting​​

an image of a young girl planting a tree seedlingIf you have the land, we have the trees!

If you're ready to get your hands dirty and want to add more green to your landscape, this program is for you! Purchase tree and shrub seedlings at a reduced cost in time for the spring planting season. Species range in price from $0.95 to $1.35 per seedling, plus HST and handling.​

The 2019 seedling sale is now closed.​

If you're interested in receiving information when our 2020 sale opens, please join our mailing list.​

If you've already placed an order - Your order will be available for pick-up at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area​ on April 27, 2019.​

How does it work?

Our annual tree and seedling sale opens in February and ends in March. We require a minimum purchase of 100 seedlings, but with seedlings priced as low as .95 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 place 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 the following seedlings: White Pine, Red Pine, White Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Cedar, Tamarack, Red Oak, Silver ​Maple, Hackberry, Highbush Cranberry, Nannyberry and Staghorn Sumac​.

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

If you aren't sure 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!​