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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

Workshop Schedule

Date Location & Time Host Partner Online Registration
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Bruce Mines Community Hall

9180 Highway 17

Bruce Mines, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

REGEN Forestry Register
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 R.M. Moore Public School

1272 Baseline Road

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

REGEN Forestry Register
Monday, February 23, 2015 Royal Canadian Legion

104 4th Avenue

Englehart, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Elk Lake Community Forest Register
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Coffee Cravings

86 John Street

Napanee, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Stephen Pitt, Private Forestry Consultant Register
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Orono Town Hall

5315 Main Street

Orono, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Northumberland Stewardship Council

Ethic Tree

Lands & Forests Consulting

Register
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre

275 Ramsey Drive

Dunnville, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Haldimand Stewardship Council

Land Care Niagara

Register
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Maynooth Community Centre

33090 Highway 62 North

Maynooth, Ontario

1:30-4 p.m.

Bancroft Area Forest Industry Association

Bancroft Area Stewardship Council

Local Wood Initiative

Harvest Hastings

Register
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Royal Canadian Legion, Eganville Chapter, Branch #353

57 Pontiac Street

Eganville, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Ontario Resource Management Group Inc. Register
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Avonmore Community Centre

16299 Fairview Drive

Avonmore, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

South Nation Conservation

Raisin Region Conservation Authority

Drentex Field Services

Register
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Portland Community Hall

24 Water Street

Portland, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Sustainable Resources

Register
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Somerville Nurseries

5884 County Road 13

Everett, Ontario

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Somerville Nurseries

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Register
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Galetta Community Centre

3303 Galetta Side Road

Arnprior, Ontario

7-9 p.m.

Ontario Resource Management Group Inc.

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Register

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: info@treesontario.ca.

Can’t attend a workshop but still want to learn more about our subsidies and programs? Click here to learn more.

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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

Cell: 416-619-0783

Email: smckay@forestsontario.ca