Reforestation of Timberlands Program

Trees are good for you and good for Virginia. In addition to their monetary value, trees provide useful wood, jobs and homes for wildlife. Trees hold the soil, yield fresh air, and are simply beautiful. If you have land (cutover land or worn out fields) that just aren’t producing for you, an investment in pine trees can yield many benefits.

The Reforestation of Timberlands (RT) Program, managed by the Virginia Department of Forestry, provides cost-share assistance to landowners for pine reforestation, and is funded by the forest industry in Virginia (Virginia Forest Products Tax) with matching funds from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Fund.

The RT program has been helping Virginia landowners grow pines for more than 40 years. It can cost from $70 to $200 per acre to put in a crop of pines. The RT program reimburses landowners for a portion of the costs associated with getting pines started right (e.g. site preparation, planting, and competition control). Your VDOF forester can help you apply for the forest management practices that are best suited for your property.

To Apply

Applications are generally accepted starting in May until funds are committed.

Apply by contacting your local VDOF forester.

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Additional Resources

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Cost-Share/AMP Project Amendment
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Multiple Landowners Supplement
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Reforestation of Timberlands Program - Cost Assistance for Growing Pines
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Forestry topic information sheet provides information about the Reforestation of Timberlands Program (RT Program), including an overview and information about the projects and payment rates for various covered activities.

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Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)
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A variety of financial assistance programs are available through VDOF and partner agencies for forest management activities.

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Contact Us

Your VDOF forester can help you apply for the forest management practices that are best suited for your property. Contact your local VDOF forester.

For more information or questions, e-mail us or use our contact form.