School Ground Greening

The goal of Conservation Halton’s School Ground Greening Program is to educate students about the importance of trees and the natural environment while increasing green space on school grounds by donating native trees! This program is offered to schools within Conservation Halton’s watershed boundary.

What’s the School Ground Greening Program about?

School Ground Greening Picture Conservation Halton will provide and plant 5 free caliper (10 ft. tall) sized trees for your school’s outdoor space. The trees being offered are native and suitable for school grounds (selected from Halton District School Board and Halton Catholic District School Board approved species list). Anti-vandalism cages and watering bags are also included to ensure your trees have the best chance to become established. The value of each tree plus tree preservation materials is valued at $200.

We encourage students to participate in the planting program as it provides a great opportunity to educate them about the importance of trees while cultivating a sense of responsibility for the natural environment. Schools are responsible for getting in contact with their area supervisor and calling Ontario One Call to identify any underground facilities that could interfere with planting.

If you think your school would benefit from receiving donation trees and you would like to apply for this program, please click this link and complete the School Ground Greening Application form (PDF). Once the form is complete, please email it to