Backyard Tree Planting Program
The Backyard Tree Planting Program is a partnership involving the Town of Richmond Hill, York Region and LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) which provides trees (ranging from 5 to 8 feet) to residents at a subsidized price. Costs range from $150 to $220 and includes a site consultation with a qualified arborist, one tree and full planting service. Shrubs, native garden kits, and edible garden kits are also available. Since 1996, LEAF has planted over 17,000 native trees and shrubs in residential backyards.
For more information, please visit LEAF's website
or call (416) 413-9244. Get Certified!
The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s Backyard Habitat Certification Program recognizes the amazing efforts Canadians are taking to meet the habitat needs of wildlife, and allows individuals to have their property certified by officially designating their gardens as wildlife friendly. Whether you have a small patio or acres of land, your property may receive certification once specific criteria and established best practices are met.
Visit the Canadian Wildlife Federation website
for more information. There are also some helpful resources at the links below:Wild About Gardening Native Plant Encyclopedia
Learn how to plant and care for a tree and/or shrub.How to Plant a Tree or Shrub [PDF]