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Register for Forests Ontario’s 2017 Conference

Register for Forests Ontario’s 2017 Conference

Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference is an opportunity for forestry professionals, educators, landowners, students, community leaders, and anyone with an interest in our forests to connect and address the challenges and opportunities facing our natural ecosystems. On February 10th, we’re returning to the Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Center in Alliston Ontario for our 2017 Conference, which... Read More

Forests Ontario and Del Ridge Homes Continue Partnership to Restore Canada’s Forests

Forests Ontario and Del Ridge Homes Continue Partnership to Restore Canada’s Forests

This Saturday, Forests Ontario, GreenLife Del Ridge Homes, the City of Markham, and 45 volunteers from the community came together at Milne Dam Conservation Park to plant 1800 trees. We were honoured to be joined by Mayor Frank Scarpitti of Markham who thanked everyone for the day’s efforts. The planting brought a close to a... Read More

Apply Now to Begin Planting Trees Next Spring

Apply Now to Begin Planting Trees Next Spring

50 Million Tree Program offers site visits to landowners

Beat the spring rush and organize a site visit today. Planting trees is a simple solution to help combat climate change. Landowners with a minimum of 2.5 acres (one hectare) of plantable land may be eligible for a generous tree planting incentive program delivered by Forests Ontario.  This program is for large-scale plantings. “Make a... Read More

Environmental Education Conference at UOIT

February 17th, 2017

Forests Ontario is excited to be presenting at the UOIT Environmental Education Conference about It Takes A Forest: Exploring the World of Forestry. The session will highlight the importance of our forests and provided educators with valuable resources to introduce forests into their own classrooms.


LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

LCBO Supports Forests Ontario's Tree Planting Initiatives through Provincial Donation Box

TORONTO, February 15, 2017 – Starting February 26th, the public can support Forests Ontario by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Forests Ontario (featuring the images below) will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 31st. Forests Ontario is the voice for our... Read More

Ontario Envirothon

Ontario Envirothon

The Ontario Envirothon isn’t just an educational program—it’s a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. Think of it as an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow, designed to prepare students for future green careers. Read More

50 Million Tree Program

50 Million Tree Program

The province of Ontario has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, and to date, we’ve helped more than 4,000 landowners who have planted over 23 million trees. Read More

  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Ontario
Forest Recovery Canada

Forest Recovery Canada

For landowners with properties outside of the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada, a tree planting initiative for private and public landowners and municipalities nationwide. Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Treed
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
26,114,450 Trees Planted
16,276 Ha Covered
157,864,140 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 217,063,192 Kg of CO2 Absorbed
... Km driven
... Km flown

About Forests Ontario

At Forests Ontario, we’re dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener. Our ambitious tree planting initiatives, extensive education programs, and decades of community engagement have helped plant millions of  trees in the province each year—and it’s through these efforts that we’re bringing our vision for healthier forests to a new generation of stewards, partners, teachers, and donors.

As a non-profit registered charity, we’re always looking for volunteers, sponsors, and donors who will help keep our forests green—and help keep our programs running. You can donate today in minutes, help organize a local event, make forests part of your social corporate responsibility plans, or sign-up for one of our workshops or community days to learn more.

When you support us, you support the future of Ontario’s forests.