Trees For All

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Welcome to the NPCA's Get Involved portal!

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority has partnered with local community groups, environmental agencies, and government organizations that share a common interest in helping Canada reach its goal of planting 2 Billion Trees for a better tomorrow. Together we have formed the Niagara Peninsula Tree Planting Partnership, striving to bring as many trees to the Niagara Peninsula watershed as possible, and we need your help!

Our goal today is simple. We are seeking private landowner to express their interest in tree plantings opportunities on their property to include as part of a future planting grant application and to help shape the Trees For All program. If you have land in Niagara, Haldimand, or Hamilton, we're looking for you.

The trees we plant together will capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, help to restore natural habitats and biodiversity, cool our urban centres and create and support green jobs. The benefits span generations!

ABOUT THIS PAGE:

This portal is home to important documents for landowners and interested participants, a project timeline on this exciting initiative, a mapping tool to record your interest and pin your location, and several online engagement tools to provide feedback and share stories and ideas.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  • Express your interest by registering your property, contact information, and ideas. This only means we will get in touch to learn more about you and your property soon! (confidential, no obligation!)
  • Share an idea for consideration, or a story you think is of interest to partners, the community, and other landowners.
  • Ask us a question and we will get back to you with more information.
  • Share information on the Trees For All initiative with your own network and encourage other landowners to register their interest.
  • Learn more about this initiative by reading supporting documents and information found on this page.

Welcome to the NPCA's Get Involved portal!

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority has partnered with local community groups, environmental agencies, and government organizations that share a common interest in helping Canada reach its goal of planting 2 Billion Trees for a better tomorrow. Together we have formed the Niagara Peninsula Tree Planting Partnership, striving to bring as many trees to the Niagara Peninsula watershed as possible, and we need your help!

Our goal today is simple. We are seeking private landowner to express their interest in tree plantings opportunities on their property to include as part of a future planting grant application and to help shape the Trees For All program. If you have land in Niagara, Haldimand, or Hamilton, we're looking for you.

The trees we plant together will capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, help to restore natural habitats and biodiversity, cool our urban centres and create and support green jobs. The benefits span generations!

ABOUT THIS PAGE:

This portal is home to important documents for landowners and interested participants, a project timeline on this exciting initiative, a mapping tool to record your interest and pin your location, and several online engagement tools to provide feedback and share stories and ideas.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

  • Express your interest by registering your property, contact information, and ideas. This only means we will get in touch to learn more about you and your property soon! (confidential, no obligation!)
  • Share an idea for consideration, or a story you think is of interest to partners, the community, and other landowners.
  • Ask us a question and we will get back to you with more information.
  • Share information on the Trees For All initiative with your own network and encourage other landowners to register their interest.
  • Learn more about this initiative by reading supporting documents and information found on this page.

Ask a question!

Thank you for taking the time to ask questions. If your correspondence requires a response, our team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Please note that a response will be provided through this same portal and may be answered privately or publicly for others to see. If you wish to have your question responded to privately, kindly state this in your message. 

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    I have a residential lot in an established neighborhood, but hope to add some tree coverage with native species. Is there a threshold for minimum lot size?

    Jen asked about 13 hours ago

    Hi Jen,

    There is no minimum lot size threshold at this time as we are trying to better appreciate the range of tree planting opportunities and interests.  Should there be significant interest from residents in established neighborhoods we may be able to develop programming with the partners oriented around enhancing urban tree canopies through the urban funding stream.

    Thank you for your question!

    Trees for All Team

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    Does the NPCA have a program for planting trees/shrubs for living snow fence along the roadway within Niagara?

    JF asked 3 days ago

    Hi JF,

    This is certainly a tree planting project type that Trees for All would consider so please consider expressing your interest! NPCA currently supports hedgerows and windbreaks through its Conservation Farm Practices project type as part of its current Restoration Grant Program and is familiar with supporting this kind of focused tree planting application which should be easy to potentially accommodate through Trees for All as well.

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team

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    Hello, is this tree planting initiative for land designated wetlands only? If not would the new trees being planted be subject to conservation or wetlands regulations? Thanks

    J.T. asked 3 days ago

    Good clarifying question J.T.!

    Trees for All is not just for land designated wetlands only, nor is that its focus. This tree planting initiative is aiming to assist with tree planting interests by landowners in a variety of potential settings such as unused open green spaces, marginal lands, near existing natural features, in upland or lowland conditions, both in urban and rural contexts.  Wherever possible we would like to work with landowners to appreciate and consider planting on their properties where we understand their will be potential for higher environmental benefit however we are also happy to assist landowners plant trees on their property where they ultimately prefer.  The goal is to identify as many tree planting opportunities and sites to sustain a high-volume, multi-year tree planting program that we can ideally leverage the federal 2 Billion Tree fund for to bring as many trees to the Niagara Watershed as possible.  

    If a landowner was interested in planting trees in a designated wetland on their property, and there was rationale to do so (i.e. reforesting significant tree loss), it is generally a permissible activity under conservation policies appreciating its enhancing and/or restorative value and Trees for All would consider it..  There would be some extra care and clearance required by the planting plan to satisfy any regulatory aspect if the wetland feature is regulated in order to make sure any potential negative impacts from the planting activity itself are minimized.  The trees would then inherently be part of the pre-existing wetland feature.

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team


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    can I plant fruit trees?

    SarahM asked 4 days ago

    Thanks for the question Sara!

    Trees for All will be sticking to native trees appreciating the Niagara Watershed is in the highly biodiverse Carolinian Zone so unless its some of the fruit tree species that naturally occur within this area and are also available through suppliers that would likely be a difficult preference to accommodate.

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All

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    Hello. My husband and I have just under 4 acres in Thorold, Niagara region. I'm very interested in planting more native species of trees on the property, I'm just wondering what types of trees are involved in this initiative? Also if we are approved to receive trees, do we plant them ourselves or do NPCA staff/volunteers plant them? Thank you very much for your time Kathryn

    Kathryn Lenz asked 4 days ago

    Hello Kathryn,

    Native tree species will be planted appreciating the Niagara Watershed is in the highly biodiverse Carolinian Zone.  Species lists will very likely be limited by what is available through the supply chain as well as what planting sites dictate (i.e. not putting upland species into wet conditions). Trees for All will endeavor to work with landowner preferences within those confines however.

    In terms of planting it's assumed that landowners would prefer that they are planted on their behalf by the program appreciating the monitoring requirements associated with the anticipated funding contributing to the trees. It would also depend somewhat on the scale of plant.  Where possible landowners could very likely assist with planting, and should potential exist for a broader community planting, additional public volunteer opportunities may emerge as well.

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team

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    We have a small property in St.Catharines, 45 ft by 110, can we have trees planted here?

    Wanita Umer asked 8 days ago

    Great question Wanita!

    Trees for All will be considering how to address urban tree planting opportunities as well so landowners in the City are encouraged to express their interest as well.  There is an Urban Tree Planting stream to potentially leverage through 2 Billion Trees.  

    Sincerely,

    Teams for All Team   

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    What tree species will be planted?

    Kat asked 7 days ago

    Hi Kat,

    Native tree species will be planted appreciating the Niagara Watershed is in the highly biodiverse Carolinian Zone.

    Thanks for your question!

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team

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    How much property do you need and how many trees minimum-maximum would you plant?

    Elize Moore asked 8 days ago

    Hi Elize,

    At this time there is no minimum-maximum amount for either property or trees.  Landowners are encourage to express their interest regardless to help Trees for All appreciate the range of planting opportunities and inform programming .  There is not likely to be a maximum as we build capacity towards a multi-year high volume tree planting program and there is desire to address opportunities where there may just be a handful of trees desired.   

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team

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    Can you pick the type of trees you would like on your own property? Can you pick the amount and placement as well?

    Cale asked 8 days ago

    Thanks for the question Cale!

    There will certainly be some opportunity for tree preference by landowners.  The selection list will largely be restricted to native species and availability.  Further, part of our approach through Trees for All will be to ensure the right type of tree goes into the right planting spots so there will be different considerations between lowland to upland areas as an example.  

    We would like to discuss with landowners the potential for placing and planting trees where it would lead to improvements in the environment however Trees for All recognizes its your property and are essentially happy to put trees where people volunteer to accommodate them.

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team 

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    Is businesses allowed under this program?

    Shahid asked 10 days ago

    Absolutely!  If your organization would like to plant trees on its property we encourage it to Express your interest, register your property (confidential).  The more interest registered from those who essentially Got Land? will help us better appreciate rural and urban interests, site types, stock types, species needs and preferences as considerations framing the Trees for All Two Billion Trees planting application and resulting programming.

    Sincerely,

    Trees for All Team

Page last updated: 02 Feb 2023, 09:35 AM