Apply for a grant today!
Trees for Mapleton is a community initiative developed to increase the amount of tree cover in the township. It is supported by the Township of Mapleton, local landowners, the Grand River Conservation Authority, the Wellington Green Legacy Program, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Since the program began, over 250,000 trees have been planted.
Who can apply?
The Trees for Mapleton grant program is open to rural landowners with more than one hectare (2.5 acres) of property. It is targeted at projects that reduce wind erosion, protect groundwater recharge areas, create buffer strips along streams, connect natural areas and create wildlife habitat. Landowners can receive grants of up to $25 for each tree or shrub, including planting costs. A planting plan is required for properties over one hectare. Applicants may be required to sign an agreement to maintain the trees for 15 years. Projects will be approved by the Trees for Mapleton Committee.
- Increased farm income
- Ability to adapt to climate change
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Decreased road maintenance and salt
- Increased stability
- Positive stewardship
- Reduced topsoil loss and water run-off
- Higher crop yields
- Control of noise and odour pollution
- Increased property value