GREEN ACRES – Ottawa’s Rural Reforestation Program

GREEN ACRES - Ottawa's Rural Reforestation Program

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: City of Ottawa and Conservation Authorities (MVCA, RVCA, SNCA)

Timeline for Completion: Launched 2000 Ongoing


The City of Ottawa’s Green Acres program is looking for empty idle fields to be transformed into thriving green woodlands. The program provides landowners with advice and assistance for setting up a proper planting plan for their property(ies).

Landowners must be rural property owners within City of Ottawa boundaries, have a minimum of 0.4 hectares (1 acre) of suitable land and must agree to cover the subsidized cost of the tree seedlings, site preparation, planting and tending as well as agreeing to reasonably protect the plantation. The program will provide landowners with:
•Subsided tree seedlings
•Advice and assistance in setting up a proper planting plan
•Assistance caring for the trees after they are planted

The funding is provided to a maximum of 50% on a cost shared basis. Applicants must contact the LandOwner Resource Centre to verify that the proposed project is located in the eligible area and meets the funding guidelines.


For more information:

LandOwner Resource Centre (managed by RVCA)

Contact Information:

Project entered on: September 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm

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