Natural Resources Canada – 2 Billion Trees Program


The 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program aims to motivate and support new tree planting projects. Over a period of 10 years, by 2031, up to $3.2 billion will be invested in tree planting efforts to support provinces, territories, third-party organizations (for and not-for profit) and Indigenous organizations to plant two billion trees across Canada.


The applicant must propose tree planting projects:

  • on public and private lands across the country;
  • in remote, rural, suburban and urban areas;
  • via afforestation – the creation of new forest cover on lands that currently do not have trees (e.g. abandoned lands);
  • via reforestation – the regeneration of forests that have temporarily lost their tree cover through natural disturbances (e.g. wildland fire) or in areas where commercial disturbances (e.g. forestry roads and landings, mining or seismic lines) have occurred but for which there is no current legal requirement to plant trees;
  • to restore forest habitat, including under recovery strategies for species at risk, conservation agreements and related planning processes (e.g. range plans).

Tree planting projects must comply with provincial, territorial and federal laws that have authority over the management of most forested land in their jurisdictions.

Applications Steps:

Subsequent funding rounds will be available in the future.

Other Things to Note:

Thank you for your interest in 2BT. We received over 200 applications. The program will review proposals through a rigorous evaluation process. We expect to contact successful applicants with funding decisions by June 2022.

More details on the ongoing nature of the Call for Proposals process will be available in Fall 2022.

Program Contact:

2 Billion Trees Program

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