Land and Trees

 

Have idle land? Plant trees! The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) offers a variety of forestry services for projects of all sizes in the RRCA Watershed to enhance forest cover in eastern Ontario.


Over-the-Counter Tree Program

The RRCA offers a variety of native trees and shrub seedlings at low cost to residents in its jurisdiction.

Spring Seedling Edition (March 31, 2024 deadline): Download Order Form 

View descriptions for available species

Fall Potted Stock Edition: View last fall's Order Form (species descriptions coming soon)

To be notified in advance when next fall's potted stock order form becomes available, subscribe to the RRCA's monthly newsletter.  


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!


Annual Tree Giveaway

RRCA has been hosting an annual Tree Giveaway for residents of its watershed jurisdiction since the year 2000. Over 54,000 free trees have been distributed to the community to date. The RRCA and its neighbouring Conservation Authority, South Nation Conservation, partner with local municipalities to distribute free tree seedlings to residents in their watershed jurisdictions in Eastern Ontario. 

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive advance notice when the 2024 Tree Giveaway reservation form becomes available.


Land Donations

Landowners in the RRCA's jurisdiction 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 1,853 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.