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Trees Ontario puts out call to landowners to learn how to plant trees

Toronto, ON, January 14, 2010 – The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trees Ontario, along with its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and local planting agencies will host seven free workshops to educate local area landowners on the resources and incentives available to plant trees on their properties.

Everyone can take part in supporting tree planting in Ontario. The workshops give landowners the opportunity to learn about tree planting techniques, financial incentives like those in the Ontario Government’s 50 Million Tree Program and the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) that can reduce property taxes by up to 75 per cent, and ways to reduce their environmental footprint.

The 2010 winter workshop locations are:

Brockville Workshop
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Brockville Rowing Club

Dalkeith Workshop
Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saint-Paul Hall

Casselman Workshop
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Casselview Golf & Country Club

Ilderton Workshop
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ilderton Community Centre

Goodwood Workshop
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Goodwood Community Centre

Caledon Workshop
Thursday, February 18th, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Caledon Village Library

Port Hope Workshop
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Millennium Building

Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

Ontario Forestry Association

The Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) is a non-profit, registered charity. It is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario’s forests, and to develop commitment to stewardship of forest ecosystems. The OFA has been involved in public education around forestry and environmental issues since the 1940s. Over the years they have been involved in major initiatives involving restoration, commemoration and the management of our forests and natural environment. To this day, they continue to increase public education and knowledge of forestry and environmental issues. Visit the OFA website at www.oforest.on.ca.