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Frequently Asked Questions about the 50 Million Tree Program

Frequently Asked Questions about the 50 Million Tree Program

Posted: May 15, 2019

What is the 50 Million Tree Program? The 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP) is an afforestation and carbon sequestration tree planting program funded by the Ontario Government through the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The program, administered by Forests Ontario, provided financial support to landowners across Ontario reducing tree planting costs and expanding... Read More

Forests Ontario’s 2019 Ontario Envirothon Puts New Spin on Old Tradition

Forests Ontario’s 2019 Ontario Envirothon Puts New Spin on Old Tradition

Posted: April 24, 2019

This spring, more than 700 high school students from across Ontario will carry on the 25-year tradition by facing-off in regional, environmentally-themed academic competitions for the chance to compete in the Ontario Envirothon Championship. This year is an especially exciting year, as for the first time ever the provincial Envirothon will combine its long-cherished legacy... Read More

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Posted: April 12, 2019

Available to all students in Northern Ontario who are now in their final year of high school and intend to enter their first year of post-secondary education in natural resources or a related field commencing in the fall following their high school graduation. Students are eligible for the $1,000 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Deadline... Read More

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

MEDIA RELEASE (March 20, 2019, Queen’s Park) – Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics.  Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million... Read More

Forests Ontario Awards Highlight Forestry Leaders

Forests Ontario Awards Highlight Forestry Leaders

Honda Canada Foundation Receives Green Legacy Award at Alliston Conference

ALLISTON, ON, Feb. 8,  2019 /CNW/ – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference took place on February 8th at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario. Ontario’s largest forestry conference, the event brought together more than 400 forestry enthusiasts from across the province for discussions and presentations under the theme of Natural Connections. The conference featured an awards ceremony recognizing groups and individuals that... 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 goal of the 50 Million Tree Program was to plant 50 million trees by 2025. We helped more than 4,000 landowners get involved to plant over 27 million trees. Read More

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

Forest Recovery Canada

For planting organizations, municipalities, First Nations, ENGOs and corporate sponsors outside the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada (FRC), our national tree planting division. 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
31,281,914 Trees Planted
19,036 Ha Covered
244,236,830 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 335,825,641 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.