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Grant helps to plant 2,500 trees

A file photo, from 2022, of trees planted.


Enbridge Fueling Futures grant helps make it possible to plant 2,500 trees in Ausable Bayfield watersheds
Local landowners invited to contact Ausable Bayfield Conservation about grant incentives that may help cover or reduce costs of planting trees on your property

Enbridge Inc. has provided a grant, through its Fueling Futures program, to make it possible to plant 2,500 trees in Ausable Bayfield watershed communities. 

Ian Jean is Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). He said the Enbridge Fueling Futures grant makes it possible to support local landowners who are planting trees to protect and improve forest conditions. 

“I would like to thank Enbridge for making it possible to plant trees in a part of Ontario where more trees are needed,” he said. “I would like to invite landowners in our watershed to call me or email me to find out about how grants for tree planting may help them with their tree planting projects.”

Ausable Bayfield Conservation staff work with participating local landowners. They provide technical expertise and they also help to connect interested landowners with financial incentives that help them to plant trees. Thanks to the Enbridge grant, combined with other programs, landowners can apply for funding that may, in some cases, cover up to 100 per cent of the cash costs of a tree planting project.

If you would like to purchase trees, you can order trees through spring and fall tree order programs at this link:

If you would like to find out about grants that may help to cover or reduce the costs of your tree planting project, you are invited to email Ian Jean at or phone 519-235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610, extension 238.

Trees provide many benefits to humans and other living things, according to the Forestry Specialist. Trees can help to protect and improve air quality and water quality. They capture and store carbon and they help to keep temperatures down by providing shade. Trees are green infrastructure and help to manage stormwater. Trees and forests also provide habitat for many species. They are good for ecosystem health and human health, Jean said.

Enbridge Fueling Futures supports a number of initiatives that include contributions to a sustainable future by helping to improve, grow and nurture the environment. 

This funding supports projects such as environmental education; habitat conservation and remediation; and supporting energy transition, among other programs. To learn more visit the Enbridge Inc. website at this link: 

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