Skip the bouquet – plant a tree for Mom, instead!

RIDEAU VALLEY, May 7, 2024 – Your mom has helped you grow and thrive; this Mother’s Day is your chance to pay it forward in her honour.

Through the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation’s special occasions tree planting program, you can plant a native tree seedling for Mom right here in Eastern Ontario, supporting the bright future she’s always wanted for you. 

Staff plant a combination of white cedar, white pine, red oak and sugar maple across the Rideau Valley watershed, from Frontenac to Smiths Falls to downtown Ottawa. As these seedlings grow they create habitat, capture carbon, manage floods and keep contaminants out of our rivers and lakes. Staff maintain the trees for up to five years, helping them grow into maturity so they can thrive for decades – much like your mother did for you.

A single special occasion tree costs $25, while a small grove of five is only $100. Ten trees cost $150 and a family grove of 25 trees costs $250 – just $10 a tree. 

Online ordering makes it easy and fast. Simply choose your trees and enter your information to receive a charitable tax receipt to your inbox. You can also send a note to your mom with our custom e-cards.

The RVCF is a registered charity that supports the work of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, which manages more than 4,000 kmof waterways across 18 municipalities. 

To order your Mother’s Day trees or make another donation, visit  or



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