Forests Ontario

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2010-2011 Annual Report

Billions of dollars are spent annually on health care services to treat illness symptoms rather than addressing the root cause of many commonly occurring diseases. Strong evidence suggests that the health and integrity of our forests affect our own health and well-being. It is crucial that we invest in rebalancing our ecosystems and increasing forest cover levels.

To enhance the health of our environment and our personal health, Trees Ontario is re-building the infrastructure and capacity to increase forest cover levels and to ensure that our environment has the resiliency to adapt to an ever-changing climate. We continue to witness a growing interest and awareness across all sectors regarding the importance of maintaining and enhancing our natural environment. If we, as a population, intend to enhance the health of our environment now and for future generations, we must continue to build the infrastructure required to implement the on-the-ground activities. We no longer have the luxury of being passive bystanders. We must take a proactive approach to adaptive management, assisted migration and enhanced monitoring to properly assess our efforts and successes.

We are thrilled to announce that this year we supported the planting of more than 2 million trees and reached a significant milestone—10 million trees planted since 2004 with more than 65 partners and 2,000 landowners. We continue focusing our efforts to restore and sustain forest cover by increasing the capacity and competency of local community-based tree planting organizations. Our goal is to increase this capacity to support the planting of 10 million trees a year by 2015.

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