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Carbon Capture Tree Planting Program
Planting and tending trees is one of the tools that can be used to combat rising greenhouse gas levels because trees use and store tremendous amounts of carbon over their lifespan.
Through the Low Carbon Economy Fund, the Province is seeking to meet its climate change targets by planting native tree species on 250 ha of abandoned fields and other marginal lands on public and private properties across Prince Edward Island. The Carbon Capture Tree Planting Program (CCTPP) has identified the following priority sites on PEI including:
- high-sloped fields
- sites with sensitive soils
- watershed areas with reduced forest cover
Other sites may also be considered. There must also be at least 1.0 ha (2.5 ac) of land available for planting.
What is covered under the program?
The Carbon Capture Tree Planting Program covers all planting costs, as well as a one-time Alternate Land Uses Service (ALUS) payment for the planted area. Sites planted under CCTPP are also eligible for other services offered through the Forest Enhancement Program.
What do I need to complete the online application?
You will be asked to provide information:
- Property owner(s) name
- Current mailing address with postal code and phone number
- Property ID (PID) for each site to be planted
In addition, you must check boxes to indicate your agreement with the disclaimer and privacy statements.
How long will it take to complete the online form?
It will take about 15 minutes to complete the CCTPP application form.
How long will it take to process my application*?
In most cases it takes several weeks to process program applications.
* Due to the requirement for an on-site assessment of the planting area to ensure it meet CCTPP criteria, submitting an application does not mean automatic acceptance into the program.