Backyard Tree Planting

Request a tree consultation and receive our full service delivery, planting, mulch and a care guide, all at a subsidized cost for Cambridge and Kitchener residents.

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We’ve partnered with the City of Cambridge, City of Kitchener, and City of Guelph to offer the Backyard Tree Planting Program for homeowners.

What Does the Program Include?

Personalized Property Consultation

One to Two Native Trees

Delivery & Full Planting Service

Care and Maintenance Guide

Our service includes an in-person consultation in your yard, as well as delivery and full planting service. We’ll identify the ideal places to plant trees and help you to select the species best suited to your yard and personal preferences. From there, Reep Green Solutions does all the work to get your tree(s) in the ground.

Note that due to constraints such as underground utilities, soil conditions or other factors there may be limits on where and how many trees you are able to plant.

Apply for the Backyard Tree Planting Program

Backyard Tree Planting Consultation Request Form

After you fill out this form, our staff will get in touch to schedule a consultation with an arborist to plant a tree in your yard.

The price that you pay ranges from about $160 to $230 per tree (+ tax). This price includes:
  • Onsite consultation in your yard with an arborist.
  • A 5 to 8 foot tall native deciduous tree OR a 2 to 4 foot tall native evergreen tree.
  • Mulch.
  • Planting and care guide.
  • Delivery and planting.
  • A follow-up visit to check on the tree and correctively prune.
This payment represents roughly half the value of our services, and the rest is covered by our funding partners.

Terms and Conditions

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Here is a summary of the terms and conditions:
  • There is a $75 fee for the consultation, which goes towards the cost of the trees if you decide to plant.
  • Planting will happen throughout April, May and June for spring and September, October and November for fall.
  • We provide a warranty for our trees from the date of planting to June 15. The warranty does not cover damage from animals, weather or misadventure. Please see the full terms and conditions for details on warranty coverage.
  • I agree to water my tree regularly for the first two years after planting.
  • We do not take scheduling requests for time or date of planting. You will be notified 2 business days in advance of the date of planting, but we cannot give you a time of day.
Utility Locate Permission

By checking 'I understand and give permission', you give Reep Green Solutions and/or its agents permission to request underground utility clearances for my yard (both upon receipt of your application and, if necessary, again prior to the planting) to ensure there will be no conflicts at the time of planting. In addition, I understand that utility locate personnel may need to enter my yard at their convenience in order to locate and mark underground utilities and understand and accept that Reep Green Solutions and its agents are not responsible for any property damage, injury or expense that you or other occupants or guests may incur as a result of this work.

Who is Eligible for the Program?

You must be a resident of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo or Guelph to apply. We will be contacting people on a first come, first served basis.

If you reside outside of those areas and are interested in bringing this program to your community, please sign up for email notifications using the form below or contact us at [email protected] to express your interest. Have any questions? Refer to our Terms and Conditions or contact us.

We are now accepting applications from City of Cambridge residents.

We are currently accepting applications from City of Kitchener residents.

We have reached our limit for City of Guelph residents and are not accepting any new applications for 2023.

We have reached our limit for City of Waterloo residents and are not accepting any new applications for 2023.
This partnership allows Reep Green Solutions to educate City of Waterloo residents about stewarding the urban forest on private land through planting and educational workshops. Get involved by signing up for our virtual tree workshops:

New jurisdictions will be added soon. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified.

What is the Cost of the Program?

You pay the subsidized price of only $160-$230 per tree (plus HST)

Evergreen trees are $160 (+ HST) (approximately 2-4 ft tall at the time of planting). Deciduous trees are $230 (+ HST) (approximately 5-8 ft tall at the time of planting). This price includes the cost of the consultation and full planting service.  

There is a $75 consultation fee if no trees are ordered by the end of your consultation.  

Your payment represents roughly half the value of our services, and the rest is covered by our funding partners.

We require 2 business days notice for change of appointment times or cancellation of site visits. Otherwise, a $40 fee applies.

Payment is processed at the time of the consultation with a credit card once you have decided on your tree species. The price ranges from $160.00 to $230.00 per tree depending on the species. This price includes a site consultation in your yard, a 5-8 foot tall native deciduous tree OR a 2-4 foot tall native evergreen tree, mulch, a planting and care guide, delivery and planting (on a different date). Your payment represents roughly half the value of our services, and the rest is covered by our funding partners.

If for any reason you decide not to purchase a tree at the time of the consultation, there is a $75 charge for the consultation. The consultation is valid for the current planting season, so if you make the decision to purchase a tree following your consultation, the $75 you have paid will be deducted from the cost of your order, provided there are no changes to the species or planting locations that were agreed to at the time of the consultation.

Deferring your order to the subsequent planting season (spring or fall) is at the discretion of Reep Green Solutions. If an order is placed and then cancelled after the site visit is complete, we will keep $75 for consultation fee + 25% of the cost of your order and refund you the rest.

Which Trees are Available?

All of the trees that are available to be planted, both deciduous and evergreen, are native to Ontario.

It’s important to plant native trees because they require less maintenance than exotic species and provide essential habitat for wildlife.

Our focus is to help you get the right tree for the right place to ensure your tree(s) will thrive and become an amenity in your yard for years to come.

Browse the species profiles above. Please note that availability is subject to change each season. 

What's the Process?

Filling out the application

There is an detailed application for us to get as much information about your planting area as possible up front.

Questions include why you want to plant a tree, the available planting area, type of soil and more. Please fill out the application with as accurate detail as possible. Your responses will help our team to determine which tree(s) could be a good fit for your yard.

First come, first served

Our Backyard Tree Planting program is on a first-come first-serve basis for eligible participants.

Since the planting season for this program is fairly short, we are only able serve a select number of residents every year.

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In-person consultation

Eligible participants receive a  personalized property consultation with our team. Native trees, species will be chosen in collaboration with the team to ensure the health and longevity of your new tree(s). 

Planting your tree

The wrap around program includes delivery and full planting along with mulch and tree planting/care guide.

Depending on the tree(s) chosen, the subsidized cost of this program will range from $160-$230 per tree.

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Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory

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We are participating in the Neighbourwoods community tree inventory as part of our tree planting program. We are currently submitting trees from the City of Kitchener and may expand to other municipalities in the future.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Trees will only be planted if the available space in your yard meets with the following conditions:

  • 5 feet from property lines or fences
  • 7 feet from hard surfaces (paving, interlocking, decks)
  • 10 feet from buildings with foundations
  • 20 feet from existing trees (or more depending on species), including trees in neighbouring yards
  • 8 feet from stumps
  • 5 feet from swales
  • Medium trees require at least 15 x 15 feet of soft ground surface (free of paving, stone, interlocking, etc.). Large trees may require more. Small trees require at least 10 x 10 feet of soft ground surface 

Reep Green Solutions guarantees that, with proper care, trees will produce leaves by the first July 15th after planting.

Trees planted or delivered in spring (between April 1-June 30)
If your tree does not produce leaves by July 15th of that same year*, you must contact us by that same date in order to be considered for a replacement.

Trees/shrubs planted or delivered in fall (between Sept 1- Nov 30)
If your tree does not produce leaves by July 15th of the following year*, you must contact us by that same date in order to be considered for a replacement.

Animal damage, weather damage or other damage that occurs to your tree after planting is not covered.

*Reep will not consider replacing plants when concerns are received after this deadline, or when proper care, including twice-weekly watering, has not been provided. 

No, trees are planted during specific times of the year. We do, however, take applications year round.

Spring Planting
Planting will happen throughout April-June.

Fall planting
Planting will happen throughout September-November.

We do not book appointments or take scheduling requests for planting. You will be notified 2 business days in advance of the date of planting, but we cannot give you a time of day. You don’t have to be home for the planting, but we will need full access to your yard at our convenience.

Evergreen trees (2-4 ft tall at the time of planting) are $160, and deciduous trees (6-8 ft tall) cost $230 including full service planting.

There is a $75 consultation fee due at the time of booking. If you order a tree the fee will be deducted from your total.

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