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Highway of Heroes:

Landowner Stewardship

The goal of the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign is to plant two million trees along the 401 Highway of Heroes as a tribute to the people who fought for Canada and as a living memorial to those who died for our freedom.


To reach this goal, Highway of Heroes is partnering with private land owners and covering 80-90% of costs for qualified applicants.  Consider applying and becoming part of this living tribute.

This project is a partnership between the four Conservation Authorities, Toronto and Region, Ganaraska, Lower Trent and Central Lake Ontario, as their watersheds are crossed by the Highway of Heroes. Each Conservation Authority has identified priority watersheds in which planting opportunities exist on private land.  


  • Land must be within approximately 15 kilometres of the Highway of Heroes (Highway 401 from Trenton to Keele Street in Toronto)

  • Sites of 2.5 acres or greater will be given preference, but sites as small as 1 acre will also be considered

  • A tree density of 1,000-1,500/acre is preferred

  • Landowner provides basic care such as watering of trees, if possible and needed during establishment

Healthy watersheds for today and tomorrow.

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