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.

24th Annual Tree Giveaway

RRCA has been hosting an annual Tree Giveaway for residents of its watershed jurisdiction since the year 2000. Nearly 49,000 free trees have been distributed to the community to date. This spring, the RRCA and its neighbouring Conservation Authority, South Nation Conservation, are once again partnering with local municipalities to distribute over 10,000 free tree seedlings to residents in their watershed jurisdictions in Eastern Ontario. 

Residents of RRCA's watershed jurisdiction can go to our seedling reservation form to find out how to secure their seedlings.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive advance notice when next year's Tree Giveaway reservation form becomes available.

Over-the-Counter Tree Seedling Program

***SOLD OUT FOR 2023***

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

Now accepting tree order for spring 2023!  Get your orders in early, as there are limited quantities available.  Download the form linked below and submit to Orders will be accepted until March 31, 2023 or until we are sold out.

2023 Over-the-Counter Tree Seedling Order Form

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 to learn about available subsidies!

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 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 for more information.

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