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 Services

The RRCA offers full-service tree planting with significant cost savings!

Below are the program details:  

  • 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 the subsidies available to you!  Thanks to our partners such as Forests Ontario, you may qualify for savings up to $1.70/tree!

Over-the-Counter Tree Orders

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

The RRCA is sold out of trees for spring 2021.  Please check back in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 tree order form.

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.

Annual Tree Giveaway

RRCA has been hosting an annual Tree Giveaway for residents of Cornwall, South Glengarry, North Glengarry, South Stormont and North Stormont since the year 1999.  Over 45,000 trees free trees have been distributed to the community to date. 

The 22nd annual Tree Givewaway took place in April/May 2021.  Check this page in spring 2022 for details on the 23rd annual Tree Giveaway.


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