Land and Trees

Have idle land?  Plant trees!  The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) offers a variety of Forestry Services for projects of all size in the RRCA Watershed to enhance forest cover in Eastern Ontario.

Full-Service Tree Planting

The RRCA offers full-service tree planting with significant cost savings through partnerships with Forests Ontario, ALUS Ontario East, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the Great Lakes Protection Initiative. Funding is available for up to 100 percent of project costs. 

  • Services include site planning, seedling purchase and planting, site preparation, and assessments.
  • Minimum 500 trees to be planted.
  • Trees must be planted in a definable/mappable single area and not dispersed throughout the property.
  • Commitment to maintaining the trees for a minimum of 15 years.

Book your FREE site visit with the RRCA today by e-mailing info@rrca.on.ca to learn about available subsidies!

Over-the-Counter Tree Orders

For smaller projects, landowners can purchase a variety of native tree and shrub seedlings from the RRCA.

Order deadline was March 31, 2022. To be notified in advance when the 2023 order form becomes available later this fall, please consider subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

Annual Tree Giveaways

RRCA has been hosting an annual Tree Giveaway for residents of Cornwall, South Glengarry, North Glengarry, South Stormont and North Stormont since 2000. Over 46,000 free trees have been distributed to the community to date. This spring, the RRCA held its 23rd annual Tree Giveaway, partnering with its member municipalities to offer a total of 3,000 free trees to residents.

To be notified about next year's Tree Giveaway, be sure to follow the RRCA on social media (@raisinregion) and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Land Donations

Landowners in the RRCA's jursidiction may consider donating their land as their natural heritage legacy.  The RRCA acquires land to enhance forest cover, conserve sensitive ecological habitat, and provide recreational opportunities to the public (i.e. Conservation Areas).  To date, the RRCA conserves, manages and protects 665 ha (1,644 acres) of environmental significant land.

The RRCA may receive ecological gifts under Canada’s Ecological Gifts Program (EGP). The ECG provides a way for Canadians with ecologically sensitive land to protect nature and leave a legacy for future generations. It offers significant tax benefits to landowners who donate land or a partial interest in land to a qualified recipient. The RRCA would become responsible for the conservation of the donated land’s biodiversity and environmental heritage.  Contact the RRCA at info@rrca.on.ca for more information.


For additional information please contact us at: info@rrca.on.ca.