Forests Ontario

Landowner Programs

50 Million Tree Program

50 Million Tree Program

The province of Ontario has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, and to date, we’ve helped more than 4,000 landowners who have planted over 23 million trees. Read More

  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Ontario
Durham Region 5 Million Tree Program

Durham Region 5 Million Tree Program

The eight local municipalities of Durham Region are offering additional tree planting subsidies and support for public and private landowners as part of The Durham Region 5 Million Tree Program Read More

  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Ontario
Forest Recovery Canada

Forest Recovery Canada

For landowners with properties outside of the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada, a tree planting initiative for private and public landowners and municipalities nationwide. Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Treed
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
York Region Woodlot Owners

York Region Woodlot Owners

Emerald Ash Borer Advisory Services Program

Landowners in York Region can contact us for assistance to determine the best way to manage and protect their forests from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). We will connect you with the resources and contacts to help you make a plan to ensure your woodlot stays healthy and diverse. Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Treed
  • Ontario
MFTIP

MFTIP

The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) is a voluntary program administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), that offers a property tax reduction on well-managed forest land in Ontario. It is an incentive to support you in the stewardship of your forest! To apply you need a 10-year Managed Forest Plan. This... Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Treed
  • Ontario

Latest Resources

Sawmill Sid

Give fallen trees a new life

Sawmill Sid specializes in portable sawmilling and wood repurposing solutions. In light of extreme weather events and invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer, urban wood waste has become a major challenge. Without the means to recycle wood from dead trees, a significant portion of wood is destined for landfills. By providing portable sawmilling services, Sawmill Sid provides an alternative that allows fallen trees to be given new life as useful products.

The wood recovered from these trees is used in the production of a multitude of products, including flooring, furniture, fire place mantels, and homes. Wood is also provided to schools and community groups for building projects.

A Healthy Dose of Green

A Healthy Dose of Green

Our health and well-being are intricately interconnected with the health of our natural environment. Trees and forests are integral components of healthy ecosystems that support healthy human populations. Forests and green spaces have also been linked to a significant decline in stress, improved rehabilitation, faster hospital recovery rates, and a decrease in the severity of symptoms in attention deficit disorders. By highlighting the links between human health and the health of rural and urban forests, Forests Ontario (formerly Trees Ontario) hopes to increase support for tree planting initiatives and stimulate collaborative action to significantly enhance and restore forest cover across Ontario.

Ice Storm Damage: Landowner Woodlot Handbook

Ice Storm Damage: Landowner Woodlot Handbook

Maintenance of forests following ice storm events.

Ice Storm Damage: Homeowner’s Guide

Ice Storm Damage: Homeowner’s Guide

Maintaining your trees following ice storms and how to prevent future damage.

Alternative Approaches to Afforestation

Alternative Approaches to Afforestation

This discussion paper assembles information related to both conventional afforestation and more recently applied afforestation approaches having an ecological restoration focus, and to organize it in a format that will facilitate considerations related to methodologies, expected short-term and long-term results and relevant costs.

Events

Woodlot Owner Information Night

October 12th, 2017

FREE INFO NIGHT

YOUR WOODLOT IS AT RISK

Ash trees in York Region are dying because of emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. Discover how EAB will affect your woodlot, how to manage its impacts and options for protecting ash trees. Talk with experts and learn about local forest management resources, including tree planting programs to help you maintain your woodlot.

For more information, please visit forestsontario.ca/eabyork or call Forest Ontario at 1-877-646-1193.

Location
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 382, 31 Princess St, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0, Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Link
www.forestsontario.ca
Email
eabservice@forestsontario.ca
Phone
1-877-646-1193

Tree Marking Program

October 17th–18th, 2017

Ontario Tree Marker Refresher Course

Course delivery is a collaborative effort of Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry under agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. This course is directed to people who have already successfully completed the Level 1 Tree Marker Training Course. Both Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates expire after 5 years and renewal through a Refresher Course is required prior to that time in order to maintain the relevant qualification. The training consists of 1.5 days of classroom lectures, field visits and exercises, and a written and field examination.

Info regarding course content: info@forestsontario.ca or 1-416-646-1193 x 235
Info regarding registration or payment: admin@cif-iofc.org or 1-705-744-1715 x 609

Location
Kelso Conservation Area 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0C6
Link
www.forestsontario.ca
Email
admin@cif-iofc.org
Phone
1-705-744-1715 x 609

Ajax Community Tree Plant

October 21st, 2017

You are invited to join Forests Ontario and the City of Ajax to help increase forest canopy from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Trees, shovels, gloves and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine! High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

Advanced registration is required and will open in the coming weeks. Visit http://www.ajax.ca/en/livinginajax/Events.asp.

Location
Imagination Park, Ajax
Link
www.ajax.ca

Latornell Conservation Symposium

November 21st–23rd, 2017

The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Ontario’s conservation field.

Location
Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre, Alliston
Link
www.latornell.ca

Make an impact

Forests Ontario is committed to making our province–and our country–greener. Through tree planting programs and subsidies, valuable tools and resources, and innovative partnerships with public and private sponsors, we’re having a big impact on our community, our environment, and our world. Register today to help us make an even bigger impact.