Tree Seedling Program

Please note that the tree seedling program will not be running during 2023. The tree seedling program will return in 2024. 

Are you a private landowner residing within the Lakehead Watershed interested in planting trees on your property? The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) offers conifer tree seedling stock through Hill's Greenhouses in support of private land stewardship efforts. The program officially launches each year in April; tree seedling pick-up day is subsequently scheduled during the month of May, during Arbor Week.

The Tree Seedling Program is a partnership between the LRCA and Hill's Greenhouses. Hydro One has also been a generous sponsor of this program.


All orders are to be submitted through our webstore

About the Seedlings

Seedling stock is locally grown by Hill’s Greenhouses Ltd. in Murillo, Ontario. Seeds collected from this region ensure that the trees are adapted to local conditions. One year old seedlings will range in size from 4-8 inches (10-20 centimetres) and two year old seedlings will range in size from 8-16 inches (20-40 centimetres) depending on the species. One year old trees are container stock and two year old seedlings have been hand transplanted.

  • 1-year-old bundles contain 25 seedlings
  • 2-year-old bundles contain 4 seedlings

The LRCA does not profit from the sale of tree seedlings.



Why Plant a Tree?

Planting trees not only improves the aesthetics of your property, it adds to your property's value. Trees provide shade and protect buildings, reduce your heating and cooling costs, reduce snow drifting and snow removal costs and provide recreational opportunities as well as a source of income through timber harvesting. Plus, by planting trees you will have the good feeling of knowing you have improved the environment. Reforestation helps to reduce erosion, flooding and contamination of local watercourses by stabilizing the soil, slowing down surface water runoff through infiltration and by filtering out contaminants. As well, reforestation improves air quality and provides beneficial wildlife habitat on your property.

Through the Private Landowners Tree Seedling Assistance Program, the LRCA will cost-share the price of the seedling with the landowner.