ERCA is widely recognized for its forestry program. Since our inception, we’ve planted more than 6 million trees in the Essex Region. Trees provide natural habitat for wildlife, protect soil from eroding, and improve water quality. Trees can improve home values, and if planted in strategic locations, can reduce heating and cooling requirements. Projects can range from 1 acre in size to much larger restoration projects. Qualifying landowners can also purchase trees each spring to plant themselves, or consider our full service program.
ERCA has a comprehensive Landowner Grant Program to assist landowners with between 75% and 90% of project costs.
Spring 2019 Tree Program
ERCA is able to help you reforest or plant more trees on your property through our Seedling Program. The program typically consists of of 1 and 2-year-old seedlings that are either bare roots or come in a plug of soil around their roots.
If you are interested in planting larger trees on your property, then the Spring Large Stock Program may be for you. ERCA offers 175 to 200cm tall native hardwood trees and 40 to 120cm tall evergreens and potted native shrubs.
FREE Tree Planting Workshop
Learn about the benefits of tree planting, available grants for landowners, different tree planting techniques, and much more. Click here for more details.