LEAF offers two planting program options in York Region:

Full Service Backyard Tree Planting Program: this option provides homeowners with an easy and convenient way to get expert advice on beautifying their yards while simultaneously planting native trees and shrubs that are beneficial to the environment. Trees are planted in backyards only (or in fenced-in side yards).

For $150-$220 you receive:

·         30 minute yard consultation with an arborist

·         5-8 foot tall native tree (2-4 foot evergreens)

·         delivery and full planting service

·         mulch and printed planting and care guide

·         native shrubs also available for $30 each


This spring, a limited number of Newmarket residents are eligible for an extra $100 off their first tree purchased through the Full Service Planting Program! This additional subsidy is made possible through the Town of Newmarket’s Stormwater Charge program. Yards must meet LEAF’s Full Service Tree Planting Program requirements to be eligible and subsidies are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Do-It-Yourself Planting Program:  this option provides the participant with an online workshop and telephone or email correspondence rather than an in-person visit with a LEAF arborist. Participants then receive their trees and shrubs delivered right to their door. This is a great option for those looking to plant a tree in their front or side yards, or for those who simply want to get their hands dirty and plant their own tree!

For $100 to $170 you receive:

·         online workshop and videos

·         species recommendations by email

·         5-8 foot tall native tree (2-4 foot evergreens)

·         delivery (property owner plants)

·         mulch and printed planting and care guide

·         native shrubs also available for $30 each

Please note: to request a tree planting on the publicly owned boulevard portion of your front yard, please contact your municipality directly.


Or if you just want to order shrubs, garden kits or pawpaw trees for delivery, click here!

Please note that LEAF will deliver a maximum of five trees per household in York Region (subject to space availability and arborist's discretion).

To view the Backyard Tree Planting Program brochure, which offers a quick summary of species we offer, click here.  You can also print this brochure for reference or to share.

If your property is larger than 2 acres (0.8 hectares) and you are planning a larger naturalization/restoration project, you should visit the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority or Toronto and Region Conservation to find out about larger scale planting programs.


LEAF’s planting programs in York Region are supported by the Region of York and the City of Markham.