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Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference Highlighted Forestry Leaders

Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference Highlighted Forestry Leaders

Posted: February 18, 2020

Forests Ontario’s 6th annual conference brought together more than 400 landowners, forestry professionals, Indigenous leaders, educators and students on February 14th in Alliston. “It’s fitting that our conference is on Valentine’s Day, as a love for forests repays a thousand-fold,” said Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario. “Our forests provide us with food, shelter, and... Read More

Plant a Forest and Lower Your Tax Bill

Plant a Forest and Lower Your Tax Bill

Posted: February 17, 2020

Planting trees on your property has many benefits. A new forest will clean the air, invite wildlife, reduce erosion, add beauty and sequester carbon. But did you know that your new forest can also substantially lower your tax bill? The Province of Ontario offers this tax-saving opportunity through its Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Colleen Mahaffie

Faces of Forests Ontario: Colleen Mahaffie

Posted: February 11, 2020

Favourite Tree: Birch Position: Social Media Specialist We are excited to welcome Colleen Mahaffie, our new Social Media Specialist, to the Forests Ontario team! Colleen will be helping us respond to comments and questions across Forests Ontario’s social media profiles, drafting and scheduling digital content, and creating graphics for social media and advertisements. So far,... Read More

Farmers and Property Owners Planning Ambitious 2020 Tree Plantings in Cataraqui Watershed this Spring

Farmers and Property Owners Planning Ambitious 2020 Tree Plantings in Cataraqui Watershed this Spring

Posted: February 6, 2020

Landowners in the Cataraqui Watershed have big plans to plant trees this spring under Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). Forests Ontario has taken orders for 139,000 trees to go in the ground in 2020, according to numbers released this week by the tree planting and forest advocacy organization. The enthusiasm for tree... Read More

Forests Ontario’s Interview with Envirothon Alumnus Tess Ward

Forests Ontario’s Interview with Envirothon Alumnus Tess Ward

Posted: February 6, 2020

The Ontario Envirothon program helps to prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in the environmental sciences, and refines their interpersonal and teamwork skills. More than that, though, it touches the lives of its participants—fueling a passion for the environment and sparking friendships. In this series, a number of Envirothon alumni will be profiled to... Read More

Le « monument vert » de l’Autoroute des héros grandit

Le « monument vert » de l’Autoroute des héros grandit

Posted: January 27, 2020

Ce printemps, le monument vivant dédié aux anciens combattants et aux soldats canadiens disparus qui longe l’autoroute la plus empruntée au pays prendra de l’ampleur grâce à un nouveau soutien financier. Les propriétaires fonciers peuvent maintenant bénéficier de subventions pour la plantation d’arbres près de l’autoroute 401, entre Windsor et Cornwall. En effet, un partenariat... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Nicole Baldwin

Faces of Forests Ontario: Nicole Baldwin

Posted: January 27, 2020

Favourite Tree: White Birch Position: Restoration Programs Coordinator Meet Nicole Baldwin, Forests Ontario’s Restoration Programs Coordinator! With us since September 2019, Nicole spends her busy days developing our tree planting programs, acting as the main point-of-contact for our planting delivery agents, and travelling throughout the province to visit partners and check out planting sites. Nicole grew up... Read More

2020 Annual Conference: Inspiring Change Panel

2020 Annual Conference: Inspiring Change Panel

Posted: January 24, 2020

Forests Ontario’s 2020 Annual Conference calls on all attendees to bring their voices and passion for forests to the table. As the largest forestry conference in the province, this year’s theme – We The Forest – focuses on the importance of speaking up to ensure our forests’ future. The Inspiring Change Panel, moderated by Scott... Read More

Highway of Heroes ‘Green Monument’ to Expand

Highway of Heroes ‘Green Monument’ to Expand

Posted: January 20, 2020

A green tribute to Canada’s veterans and fallen comrades is set to expand this spring along Canada’s busiest highway, thanks to new support for tree planting. Property owners can now apply for a funding subsidy that provides financial assistance to help plant trees near Highway 401, from Windsor to Cornwall, by virtue of a powerful... Read More

A New Tree Planting Opportunity for Landowners: Forest Ontario’s Over-the-Counter Program

A New Tree Planting Opportunity for Landowners: Forest Ontario’s Over-the-Counter Program

Posted: January 15, 2020

If you’re a landowner interested in planting trees on your property, you might be eligible for funding assistance from Forests Ontario’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tree Sales Program. Unlike our 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), the OTC Program is designed to support small-scale tree planting initiatives across the province. Landowners will not be expected to enter... Read More