Free local workshops being held across Ontario
ONTARIO, FEBRUARY & MARCH 2015 – Trees Ontario, in partnership with local plant delivery agencies, will host 12 tree planting workshops for landowners across the province during February and March of 2015.
Each workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.
Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:
- 50 Million Tree Program
- Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
- Windbreaks for working farms
- Tools for managing your new trees
- Invasive species
- Shoreline planting for improved water quality
- Future forest management
|Date||Location & Time||Host Partner||Online Registration|
|Tuesday, February 17, 2015||Bruce Mines Community Hall
9180 Highway 17
Bruce Mines, Ontario
|Wednesday, February 18, 2015||R.M. Moore Public School
1272 Baseline Road
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
|Monday, February 23, 2015||Royal Canadian Legion
104 4th Avenue
|Elk Lake Community Forest||Register|
|Tuesday, February 24, 2015||Coffee Cravings
86 John Street
|Stephen Pitt, Private Forestry Consultant||Register|
|Wednesday, February 25, 2015||Orono Town Hall
5315 Main Street
|Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Northumberland Stewardship Council
Lands & Forests Consulting
|Wednesday, February 25, 2015||Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre
275 Ramsey Drive
|Haldimand Stewardship Council
Land Care Niagara
|Saturday, February 28, 2015||Maynooth Community Centre
33090 Highway 62 North
|Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association
Bancroft Area Stewardship Council
Local Wood Initiative
|Tuesday, March 3, 2015||Royal Canadian Legion, Eganville Chapter, Branch #353
57 Pontiac Street
|Ontario Resource Management Group Inc.||Register|
|Wednesday, March 4, 2015||Avonmore Community Centre
16299 Fairview Drive
|South Nation Conservation
Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Drentex Field Services
|Thursday, March 5, 2015||Portland Community Hall
24 Water Street
|Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
|Saturday, March 7, 2015||Somerville Nurseries
5884 County Road 13
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
|Wednesday, March 11, 2015||Galetta Community Centre
3303 Galetta Side Road
|Ontario Resource Management Group Inc.
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. In addition to registering online, you can contact Trees Ontario by phone: 1-877-646-1193 (toll free) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t attend a workshop but still want to learn more about our subsidies and programs? Click here to learn more.
About Forests Ontario
Working with 80 planting partners across Ontario – including conservation authorities, stewardship councils, forestry consultants, municipalities, and volunteer groups, Forests Ontario is dedicated to increasing the forested landscape across the province through large-scale tree planting.
Our forests are our future, serving to clean our air, filter our water, provide spaces for recreation, drive economic growth, and ensure the resiliency of our ecosystem against the effects of climate change. Forests Ontario is committed to a healthier future for all Ontarians through restoration, stewardship, and educational initiatives supporting healthy and abundant forests. Visit http://www.forestsontario.ca/
About 50 Million Tree Program
Trees Ontario administers the Ontario government’s 50 Million Tree Program, part of the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign. The United Nations’ goal is to plant one billion trees worldwide each year. Ontario is committed to help achieve this goal.
The goals of the program are to sequester carbon, enhance and diversify southern Ontario’s landscape, increase the capacity to withstand climate change, and increase wildlife habitat. The 50 Million Tree Program is designed to significantly reduce the costs to landowners of large-scale tree planting and thereby increase the number of trees planted across the province.
For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Shelley McKay, Director of Communications and Development
Phone: 416-646-1193 x. 232