Forests Ontario

Landowner Programs

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
Durham Region 5 Million Tree Program

Durham Region 5 Million Tree Program

The eight local municipalities of Durham Region are offering additional tree planting subsidies and support for public and private landowners as part of The Durham Region 5 Million Tree Program 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
York Region Woodlot Owners

York Region Woodlot Owners

Emerald Ash Borer Advisory Services Program

Landowners in York Region can contact us for assistance to determine the best way to manage and protect their forests from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). We will connect you with the resources and contacts to help you make a plan to ensure your woodlot stays healthy and diverse. Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Treed
  • Ontario
MFTIP

MFTIP

The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) is a voluntary program administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), that offers a property tax reduction on well-managed forest land in Ontario. It is an incentive to support you in the stewardship of your forest! To apply you need a 10-year Managed Forest Plan. This... Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Treed
  • Ontario

Latest Resources

Sawmill Sid

Give fallen trees a new life

Sawmill Sid specializes in portable sawmilling and wood repurposing solutions. In light of extreme weather events and invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer, urban wood waste has become a major challenge. Without the means to recycle wood from dead trees, a significant portion of wood is destined for landfills. By providing portable sawmilling services, Sawmill Sid provides an alternative that allows fallen trees to be given new life as useful products.

The wood recovered from these trees is used in the production of a multitude of products, including flooring, furniture, fire place mantels, and homes. Wood is also provided to schools and community groups for building projects.

A Healthy Dose of Green

A Healthy Dose of Green

Our health and well-being are intricately interconnected with the health of our natural environment. Trees and forests are integral components of healthy ecosystems that support healthy human populations. Forests and green spaces have also been linked to a significant decline in stress, improved rehabilitation, faster hospital recovery rates, and a decrease in the severity of symptoms in attention deficit disorders. By highlighting the links between human health and the health of rural and urban forests, Forests Ontario (formerly Trees Ontario) hopes to increase support for tree planting initiatives and stimulate collaborative action to significantly enhance and restore forest cover across Ontario.

Ice Storm Damage: Landowner Woodlot Handbook

Ice Storm Damage: Landowner Woodlot Handbook

Maintenance of forests following ice storm events.

Ice Storm Damage: Homeowner’s Guide

Ice Storm Damage: Homeowner’s Guide

Maintaining your trees following ice storms and how to prevent future damage.

Alternative Approaches to Afforestation

Alternative Approaches to Afforestation

This discussion paper assembles information related to both conventional afforestation and more recently applied afforestation approaches having an ecological restoration focus, and to organize it in a format that will facilitate considerations related to methodologies, expected short-term and long-term results and relevant costs.

Events

Tree Marking Program

June 6th–8th, 2017

June 6 – 8, 2017.

Course delivery is a collaborative effort of Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry under agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and provides training to allow a successful graduate to work as a tree marking crew boss or tree marking auditor. The training consists of two days of classroom lectures in combination with field visits and exercises, followed by a half day of written and field examinations. Topics include: contract management, quality assurance, wildlife values considered when auditing, and audit field procedures.

Location: Canadian Ecology Centre, Mattawa, ON

Info regarding course content: info@forestsontario.ca or 1-416-646-1193 x 235
Info regarding registration or payment: admin@cif-iofc.org or 1-705-744-1715 x 609

Location
Canadian Ecology Centre, Mattawa, Ontario
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
1.416.646.1193 x. 235

Tree Marking Program

May 29th to June 2nd, 2017

May 29 – June 2, 2017.

Course delivery is a collaborative effort of Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry, covering implementation of the partial cut forest management systems used in Ontario. Those who pass the course can become Certified Tree Markers, and is mandatory for all tree markers working on Crown land in Ontario. The course is also valuable for those who wish to become independent tree markers, or increase their awareness of forest ecology. The training consists of four days of classroom lectures (combined with field visits and exercises), followed by one optional day of written and field examinations for those wishing to pursue certification. Topics include: stand analysis, tree evaluation and classification, habitat values and biodiversity consideration, implementing forest management prescriptions and marking crew organization.

Location: Huntsville, ON

Info regarding course content: info@forestsontario.ca or 1-416-646-1193 x 235
Info regarding registration or payment: admin@cif-iofc.org or 1-705-744-1715 x 609

Location
Huntsville, Ontario
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
1-416-646-1196 x.235

Ajax Community Plant

April 22nd, 2017

The community that plants together, grows together! Our Community Tree Plant brings together families, community members and volunteers to take part in a half-day tree planting activity, promoting local engagement and environmental awareness.

This family-friendly event offers participants the chance to directly support their community in a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces.

Along with the Town of Ajax and Honda Canada, we will be planting 1,600 native trees and plants. Town of Ajax will provide the trees, shovels, gloves & snacks! Help increase trees in Ajax- high school students can even receive volunteer hours!

Pre-registration is appreciated.

Location
Miles Park
Link
www.ajax.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193

Town of Pelham Community Plant

April 28th, 2017

Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests Ontario, Ontario Wood, and the Town of Pelham, on April 28th for a Community Planting Event. This half-day planting event takes place in a public space and brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve water supplies, foster wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.


What to Bring: To participate in this family-friendly event, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy!

What We Will Bring: We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks.

Parking: Parking will be available at the address.

Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

Location
Woodstream Park
Link
ctp17pelham.eventbrite.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193

Community Tree Plant – Windsor

May 6th, 2017

Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests Ontario, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Ontario WoodCity of Windsor and the Essex Region Conservation Authority on Saturday, May 6th for the 9th annual Community Planting Weekend. This half-day planting event takes place in a public space and brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve water supplies, foster wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.


 

What to Bring: To participate in this family-friendly event, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy!

What We Will Bring: We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks.

Parking: Parking is available across from 1292 Tranby Avenue.

Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

Location
Tranby Park 1292 Tranby Ave. Windsor, ON
Link
ctp17windsor.eventbrite.com
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193

Make an impact

Forests Ontario is committed to making our province–and our country–greener. Through tree planting programs and subsidies, valuable tools and resources, and innovative partnerships with public and private sponsors, we’re having a big impact on our community, our environment, and our world. Register today to help us make an even bigger impact.