Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program

The 50 Million Tree Program offers financial and technical assistance for tree planting. Property owners with room to plant a minimum of 500 trees (usually less than an acre), can apply. We match you with a planting agent who will work with you to create a plan for your property and deliver professional planting.

This program is supported by the Government of Canada.

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Landowners Lining up to Plant Trees in Rideau Valley This Spring

Landowners Lining up to Plant Trees in Rideau Valley This Spring

Local Conservation Authority has commitments to plant more than 200,000 trees through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program

Local landowners are planting plenty of young trees in the Rideau Valley region this spring, thanks to Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), says the local conservation authority. “Landowners are already planning for the 2021 planting season,” said Scott Danford, Forestry Program Manager at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA). “If you are thinking about... Read More

50 Million Tree Program Offers Planting Help to Hastings County Property Owners

50 Million Tree Program Offers Planting Help to Hastings County Property Owners

Forests Ontario set to plant 70,000 trees locally in spring of 2020

Concern about climate change is inspiring landowners to step-up their tree planting in 2020, according to Stephen Pitt, a forest consultant who has helped to get trees in the ground for 10 years with Forests Ontario. “People are very engaged in planting trees,” said Pitt, whose company plants trees under Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree... Read More

Opportunity for Durham Region Landowners to Participate in 50 Million Tree Program This Spring

Opportunity for Durham Region Landowners to Participate in 50 Million Tree Program This Spring

Forests Ontario has planted more than 650,000 trees with local landowners in Durham Region

Durham Region landowners are on track to increase forest-cover in 2020 through Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). Since 2008, the 50 MTP has helped to plant more than 650,000 trees in the Durham Region, according to Forests Ontario. The 50 MTP is a tree planting program that increases forest cover on private... Read More

2018-19 Annual Report

2018-19 Annual Report

This has been a year of change and growth for Forests Ontario. With funding changes to some of our core programs, we’ve planted trees across the province and advocated for forestry education and awareness. Forests Ontario continues to be the go-to organization for professional, large-scale tree planting. Our 2018-19 Annual Report highlights the growth Forests Ontario has experienced over... Read More

Tree Planting Help for Farmers and Property Owners in Renfrew Watershed

Tree Planting Help for Farmers and Property Owners in Renfrew Watershed

Landowners in Renfrew County plan to plant tens of thousands of trees this spring in partnership with Forests Ontario

An ambitious tree planting program that has helped put more than 1.2 million trees in the ground in Renfrew County is now easier for property owners to access. “The 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) is better and more accessible than ever,” said Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario. “The new,... Read More

50 Million Tree Program Reduces Tree Planting Costs for Landowners in the Niagara Watershed

50 Million Tree Program Reduces Tree Planting Costs for Landowners in the Niagara Watershed

Forests Ontario has planted almost 600,000 trees in the Niagara region

Property owners in the Niagara watershed plan to plant more than 45,000 trees in 2020 under Forests Ontario 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), according to new data. Forests Ontario recently modified the program’s criteria. In the past, landowners needed to commit to planting on 2.5 acres of land to participate in the 50 MTP,... Read More

50 Million Tree Program Reduces the Cost of Tree Planting for Landowners in Lower Thames Watershed

50 Million Tree Program Reduces the Cost of Tree Planting for Landowners in Lower Thames Watershed

Forests Ontario has planted more than 500,000 trees in the Lower Thames region

The Lower Thames watershed will have its forest-cover increased by tens-of-thousands of trees under Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) in 2020, according to new data. The 50 MTP is a tree planting program for landowners that increases forest cover on private and municipal lands. In 2019, the Government of Canada committed up... Read More

Nous visons planter 50 millions d’arbres

Nous visons planter 50 millions d’arbres

Forêts Ontario aspire à être la voix de nos forêts. Notre mission est d’augmenter le couvert forestier de l’Ontario et de soutenir les connaissance et l’appréciation de nos forêts par le public. Nos efforts pour favoriser une province de l’Ontario plus verte, plus en santé et plus prospère s’appuient sur nos piliers: restauration, gestion, education... Read More

50 Million Tree Program Alive and Kicking

50 Million Tree Program Alive and Kicking

Posted: November 6, 2019

Forests Ontario  announced the relaunch of its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP).  The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for land and property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario. “The 50 MTP is back and more accessible than ever,” said Rob Keen, CEO of non-profit charity, Forests Ontario.... Read More

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Posted: August 22, 2019

Recent Korah Collegiate graduate Caleb Patterson has been recognized for his achievements as a young environmental steward with the 2019 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Tom Croswell, Co-Chair of the Algoma Envirothon, presented the scholarship to Caleb on August 17th at the J.S. Miller Trail Head in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The James S. Miller... Read More