Tree seedlings are available to landowners within the Kettle Creek watershed for $0.40/seedling. There is a minimum order of 200 seedlings and orders over 500 seedlings are eligible to be planted by KCCA staff at a cost of $0.50/seedling including one application of herbicide. Grants may be available to reduce the costs of planting. Contact staff to arrange a site visit to discuss your planting project.
Ideal sites include block plantings, planting marginal farmland, windbreaks, shelterbelts and riparian buffers.
KCCA staff provide technical tree planting advice, order the trees and arrange for shipment to our cold storage facility. Landowners are responsible for picking up their trees from the KCCA office on the Seedling Pickup Days and planting their seedlings.
Customers will be invoiced for their order in the Spring and payments will be accepted prior to picking up your order at the cold storage facility at KCCA’s Administration Centre.
KCCA staff visit each site, prepare a planting plan, plant seedlings (by hand or machine) and apply one application of herbicide.
There is a minimum of 500 seedlings and landowners must prepare the area prior to planting to provide a level, obstruction and/or vegetation free site. Trees are not to be cut, harvested or otherwise removed from the planting area for a minimum of 15 years.
Landowners in Central Elgin, Southwold, Malahide and St. Thomas can also access the Greening Communities program which provides smaller quantities of trees.