The GRCA helps landowners who want to plant trees on their property.
Trees are an important part of our work to restore the natural environment. Trees and forests protect water quality in our rivers and streams. They provide habitat for birds and animals and they add to the health of our communities by purifying the air.
The GRCA's tree planting programs are aimed at farm and rural landowners who have at least one hectare (2.5 acres) of land.
Owners of at least two hectares (five acres) of land can get help with their tree-planting projects.
GRCA forestry specialists will:
Grants are available through the Rural Water Quality Program (RWQP). Grant rates vary from county to county and for different types of projects. Check the details on the Landowner grants page.
The forestry specialist will also help you apply for grants from other agencies, such as the Trees Ontario 50 Million Tree Program.
This page of Landowner resources has fact sheets, videos and other information to help you plan your project and care for your trees.
There are community groups dedicated to promoting tree planting in several parts of the Grand River watershed. The GRCA works with these groups to promote tree planting and hold planting events.
If you would like to support our tree-planting program, you can donate as little as $30 to the Grand River Conservation Foundation. Go to the Foundation section of our website for details.