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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.50-million-trees-program-planted-site

“Make a plan,” explains forester Wade Knight. “Whether you are looking to plant a few acres or your whole property, protect your investment by planning your project carefully. A successful planting project requires a properly prepared site, tree species matched to the site and soils, and a plan to care for the seedlings after planting. It’s an investment for the future. By planting on your property, one day you’ll be able to experience the fall colours right at home.”

Forests Ontario will connect you with a local field advisor who will work with you to create a plan that suits your property’s unique needs. Whether planting windbreaks on your farm, stream edges to improve wildlife habitat or reclaiming marginal land, trees can help you improve the value of your property. In addition, trees also help retain water in the soil, and they provide shade, which reduces evaporation. These are big benefits, especially following a hot, dry summer.

Through the 50 Million Tree Program, landowners are able to access funding support of up to 75 per cent of total planting costs as well as practical support and ongoing forest management assistance.

Plant trees on your land and help Ontario plant 50 million trees by 2025. Find out more about the 50 Million Tree Program at forestsontario.ca/50MTP or contact our Forestry Outreach Coordinator, Suzanne Perry, at 1.877.646.1193 ext. 239 or at sperry@forestsontario.ca.

 Apply this fall to begin planting next spring!