Trees Ontario Working with Local Field Advisors to Help Build MNR’s 50 Million Tree Program
Trees Ontario is now working with seven field advisors across southern Ontario to help build capacity for the Ministry of Natural Resources’ (MNR’s) 50 Million Tree Program.
The seven advisors are local, seasoned foresters that are experts in their field and have many years of technical tree planting experience.
The individuals will serve as a resource of information as required for planting agencies and local landowners by providing technical assistance, training, support and answers to forestry and tree planting questions.
“We are very pleased to be working with these local forestry experts,” said Michael Scott, President and CEO, Trees Ontario. “They are a valuable resource to the community that they live and work in, which provides assistance to landowners and helps ensure success in the implementation of the 50 Million Tree Program.”
The 50 Million Tree Program was announced on August 13, 2007 by Premier McGuinty, and is part of the government’s plan to green Ontario and reduce greenhouse gases. Trees Ontario is working in partnership with its tree planting partners and the Ministry of Natural Resources to plant as many as 5 million trees a year and a total of 50 million trees by 2025.