Under the new Carbon Capture Tree Planting Program, the PEI government is aiming to return approx 250 hectares of fields and marginal land to forest cover over the next 3 years.
Private land owners who are interested in planting these types of sites can apply to the program at princeedwardisland.ca/CCTPP.
The program covers all planting and seedling costs. Participating land owners are also eligible for a one-time Alternate Land Uses Service (ALUS) payment for the planted area as well as additional forest management services. The program plants suitable native tree species on marginal and grasses sites, including high priority sites such as highly sloped lands, sites with sensitive (erodible) soils, and watershed areas with low forest cover. Other types of sites may also be considered.