If you own 0.8 hectares (two acres) or more in York Region, we’ll plant a forest for you. Our experts will help you every step of the way: from funding assistance, to planning and planting, to tending your growing forest.
Funding for your forest is available and could cover up to 90% of the cost.
A forest is a gift that grows for generations.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
We can help you establish a new forest, connect or enlarge your existing forest, establish a windbreak or hedgerow along the edge of your property, or enhance your pond.
Your new trees will:
Increase your property value
Provide an opportunity to qualify for a property tax reduction
Reduce home energy costs
Provide a beautiful view and a place for play
Reduce mowing and maintenance
Improve farm yields
INTERESTED IN HAVING TREES PLANTED ON YOUR PROPERTY?
Contact your local conservation authority to learn about tree planting programs in your area:
The Lake Simcoe watershed sweeps across 3,400 square kilometres and 20 municipal borders, from the Oak Ridges Moraine in the south to the Oro Moraine in the north, through York and Durham regions, Simcoe County and the cities of Kawartha Lakes, Barrie and Orillia.
Contact LSRCA if you live in:
TRCA’s jurisdiction encompasses 3,467 square kilometres and six municipal borders, from the Oak Ridges Moraine in the North to Lake Ontario to the south, through York and Peel regions, West Durham, southwest Simcoe County and southeast Dufferin County.
Contact TRCA if you live in:
The Grow Your Legacy planting program is administered by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), and is made possible by the funding support of the Regional Municipality of York.
This partnership furthers the York Region Greening Strategy by increasing forest cover and promoting private land stewardship.