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 planting organizations, municipalities, First Nations, ENGOs and corporate sponsors outside the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada (FRC), our national tree planting division. 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

Tomorrow’s Forests

Tomorrow’s Forests

Tree Seed Management in Ontario

This paper summarizes much of the accumulated knowledge related to tree seed acquisition, seed management, identifies some of the species-specific complexities, and reviews program management strategies undertaken in Ontario and in other jurisdictions. It also attempts to forecast what will be required in the future to address universal opportunities and challenges posed by changes to climate, loss in biodiversity, species at risk, invasive species, and landscape sustainability, all from a tree seed perspective.

This information is intended to inform managers and organizations charged with maintaining and enhancing forest cover, and conducting tree seed management activities. Continued delivery of a robust seed management program will require focus on sound science, collaboration and long-term planning for the entire reforestation cycle.

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.

Events

Community Tree Plant – Brampton

October 20th, 2018

Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to “dig in” into the cooler weather than with a fun, free, family-friendly tree planting event! Forests Ontario and local planting partners are excited to invite you, along with your friends and family, to participate in the 2018 Community Tree Plant event happening in Brampton this October.

Trees, shovels, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately! High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Please pre-register on Eventbrite. 

Location
Claireville Conservation Area 8180 Hwy 50 Brampton, ON L6T 0A6
Link
www.eventbrite.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
4166461193

Forests For Kids Tree Planting in Huntsville

October 2nd, 2018

Forests Ontario will help plant 20 trees on the grounds of Pine Glen School in Huntsville alongside students and the Algonquin Forestry Authority.

Trees will support an outdoor education centre at Pine Glen.

 

Location
Pine Glen School 126 West Road Huntsville, ON
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
4166461193

Forests Ontario’s 2018 Community Tree Plant – Niagara

May 5th, 2018

Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to “dig in” to the warmer weather than with a fun, free, family-friendly tree planting event! Forests Ontario and local planting partners are excited to invite you, along with your friends and family, to participate in the 2018 Community Tree Plant event happening in Niagara this May.

Trees, shovels, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately! High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the Eventbrite link below!

Location
Rapidsview Parking Lot 7651 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2G
Link
www.eventbrite.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
4166461193

Forests Ontario’s 2018 Community Tree Plant – Windsor

May 5th, 2018

Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to “dig in” to the warmer weather than with a fun, free, family-friendly tree planting event! Forests Ontario and local planting partners are excited to invite you, along with your friends and family, to participate in the 2018 Community Tree Plant event happening in Windsor this May.

Trees, shovels, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately! High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the Eventbrite link below!

Location
Tranby park Tranby Avenue Windsor, ON N8S
Link
www.eventbrite.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
4166461193

Forests Ontario’s 2018 Community Tree Plant – Kitchener-Waterloo

May 5th, 2018

Spring is right around the corner, and what better way to “dig in” to the warmer weather than with a fun, free, family-friendly tree planting event! Forests Ontario and local planting partners are excited to invite you, along with your friends and family, to participate in the 2018 Community Tree Plant event happening in Waterloo this May.

Trees, shovels, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. This event is suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately! High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by clicking the Eventbrite link below!

Location
Laurel Creek Nature Centre 525 Beaver Creek Road Waterloo, ON N2V 2L3
Link
www.eventbrite.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
4166461193

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.