50 Million Tree Program offers site visits to landowners
Landowners with a minimum of 2.5 acres (one hectare) of plantable land may be eligible for a generous tree planting incentive program delivered by Forests Ontario. This program is for large-scale plantings.
Through the 50 Million Tree Program, landowners are able to access funding support of up to 75 per cent of total planting costs, as well as practical support and ongoing forest management assistance.
Forests Ontario will connect you with a local field advisor who will work with you to create a plan that suits your property’s unique needs. Whether planting windbreaks on your farm, stream edges to improve wildlife habitat or reclaiming marginal land, trees can help you improve the value of your property. In addition, trees also help retain water in the soil, and they provide shade, which reduces evaporation. These are big benefits, especially following a hot, dry summer.
“Make a plan,” says forester Wade Knight. “Whether you are looking to plant a few acres or your whole property, protect your investment by planning your project carefully. A successful planting project requires a properly prepared site, tree species matched to the site and soils, and a plan to care for the seedlings after planting. It’s an investment for the future. By planting on your property, one day you’ll be able to experience the fall colours right at home.”
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.
Forests 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 plant 50 million trees by 2025.
For more information, contact:
Suzanne Perry, Forestry Outreach Coordinator
1.877.646.1193 ext. 239 or firstname.lastname@example.org