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How Many Trees Can You Plant This Year?

How Many Trees Can You Plant This Year?

Ontario Launches Green Leaf Challenge to Help Fight Climate Change

via Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources:  March 28, 2017 – Ontario is partnering with families, community organizations and businesses across the province to reach its goal of planting six million trees this year to promote cleaner air and help fight climate change. Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge, launched today, calls on the public to get involved... Read More

Almost 200 Volunteers in Cambridge, Niagara Falls, York Region, and Windsor Plant More Than 1000 Trees Towards the Goal of Planting Three Million Trees in 2017

Almost 200 Volunteers in Cambridge, Niagara Falls, York Region, and Windsor Plant More Than 1000 Trees Towards the Goal of Planting Three Million Trees in 2017

TORONTO, May 6, 2017 – Today, Forests Ontario kicked off the 2017 planting season with four tree planting events across the province. In Cambridge, Windsor, Niagara, and York Region, volunteers joined us for the ninth annual Community Planting Weekend. Together, almost 200 volunteers planted more than 1000 trees, regreening public spaces in these communities. (Right: In Cambridge, Brian... Read More

Growing the St. Marys Forest

Growing the St. Marys Forest

Forests Ontario and CBM Partner to Enhance the Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit

Sunderland, ON, May 11, 2017 – In 2017, Forests Ontario is joining forces with Canada Building Materials (CBM), part of the North American operations of Votorantim Cimentos, to convert almost 25 acres of the restored Sunderland Sand & Gravel Pit into healthy and productive native forest. Across all of its sites in Ontario, CBM’s Aggregates... Read More

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Community Volunteers Plant 10,000 Trees in Sudbury’s Kivi Park

Planting restores key areas of park and supports the Green Leaf Challenge’s goal of planting three million trees in 2017

Sudbury, ON, May 13th, 2017 – Today, volunteers and representatives from CAA North & East (NEO) joined Forests Ontario for a community tree plant at Kivi Park in Sudbury. More than 300 volunteers took part in a marathon planting event from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., planting 10,000 native seedlings as part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge.... Read More

Hiram Walker & Sons joins Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor to Plant Trees and take the Green Leaf Challenge

Hiram Walker & Sons joins Forests Ontario and the City of Windsor to Plant Trees and take the Green Leaf Challenge

WINDSOR, ON, May 9, 2017 – Today at Windsor’s Thompson Park, Hiram Walker & Sons Limited joined Forests Ontario, Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd., and the City of Windsor to plant 200 trees. This planting event is part of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge, an initiative launched by Forests Ontario and the Ontario government inviting Ontarians... 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
26,390,410 Trees Planted
16,428 Ha Covered
165,922,384 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 228,143,278 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.