Canopy | Community Greening Project

                             

About Bees & Trees

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The Town of Collingwood is pleased to offer Canopy Collingwood again for a second year in a row and the program has expanded from trees to bees. New this year, the program has grown to include residential pollinator gardens that increase pollinator habitats and access to food. Collingwood residents will be provided a financial incentive in the form of a rebate on the purchase of up to two trees from a recognized nursery or garden centre operation, or the materials required to establish a pollinator garden on private property. Trees and pollinator plants native to the Collingwood area are preferred for this program, however not mandatory for the rebate. Collingwood residents who purchased a tree(s) or plant materials will be eligible to receive 50% of the cost (before delivery charges and taxes) in the form of a rebate from the Town. The maximum rebate per tree amount is $150 each tree (maximum 2). The rebate for a pollinator garden is also 50% of the cost to a maximum of $150 with one rebate per property. Condominium Corporations are able to acquire subsidy for up to six trees or one pollinator garden per Condo Corp. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Canopy Collingwood Bees & Trees program. Together we planted over 380 trees to date and 43 pollinator gardens in our community! 

Applications for Fall planting will be accepted until Monday October 31st. Visit the "Rebates" tab to apply for Canopy Collingwood! All rebates will be reconciled after the program closes. You will receive your rebate cheque in the mail by mid December. 

Residential Tree Rebate

Collingwood residents who purchased a tree(s) will be eligible to receive 50% of the cost (before charges and taxes) in the form of a rebate from the Town. The maximum rebate per tree amount is $150 per tree. For example, the purchase of a $100 tree will allow the purchaser to receive a $50 rebate. Purchasing a $350 tree will allow the purchaser to receive a $150 rebate. The purchase excludes any taxes and other charges.

 

 

Pollinator Garden Rebate

Pollinator Gardens: Collingwood residents who purchase pollinator plants, soil and mulch will be eligible to receive 50% of the cost (before charges and taxes) up to $150 property in the form of a rebate from the Town. For example, the purchase of a $100 in plant material, soil and mulch will allow the purchaser to receive a $50 rebate. Purchasing a $350 in plant material, soil and mulch will allow the purchaser to receive a $150 rebate. The purchase excludes any taxes and other charges.

 

Quick Points

  • Required documents include online application form, copy of receipt(s), picture of planted trees and/or pollinator garden(s) and landlord authorization if required
  • Program applies to Collingwood residents for planting on private property within the Town of Collingwood
  • Condo residents may apply for the rebate if they have written authorization from their Condo Board
  • Application and required documents will be submitted online through the online application
  • Rebate cheques will be mailed out after the program closes for Spring planting
  • Eligibility for Condominium Corporations rebate is 6 trees per Condo Corp and/or 1 pollinator garden per Condo Corp
  • The tree(s)/ garden(s) will be the sole responsibility of the resident or Condo Corp
  • Eligibility for residents is 2 trees per property or 1 pollinator garden per property
  • You MUST contact Ontario One Call prior to digging and planting 1-800-400-2255 or visit their website for more details
  • No refunds will be issued for the rebate program
  • Be sure to check out the native tree list and Pollinate Collingwood website for great advice and suggestions (located on Getting Started tab)

Getting Started

Identify the area in your backyard that you would like to plant a tree with ample space for growth (minimum 5ft away from any other tree, fence, shed, walkway, buildings). For pollinator gardens consider if the garden will be in the sun or shade and the size the garden will be.

 

Below are some helpful resources to help guide you in making your decision

  • Visit The Tree Atlas to learn which trees are native to Ontario and the best species to plant where you live
  • Visit Pollinate Collingwood to discover, plan, or join this community-led grassroots initiative

 

What to Plant?

Review the Preferred Native Tree List and/or the Pollinator Native Plants of Ontario best suited for the location.

 

 

Purchase Your Tree

Purchase your tree(s), pollinator plants from a registered nursery or garden centre operation and ensure that the following information is on a receipt:

  • Item Name
  • Date of Purchase
  • Nursery/Garden Centre Name
  • Address
  • Price

 

Dial Before You Dig

Call Ontario One Call 1-800-400-2255 before you dig.

 

Take A Picture

Snap a photo with your newly planted green friend.

 

Apply For Rebate

Select applicable :
• Residential Tree Rebate • Condo Corp Rebate

 

Contact Support

Contact Amanda Norris for alternative arrangements 705-445-1030 ext. 3236 or by email at anorris@collingwood.ca