Forests Ontario

The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario

The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario

Reports

Forests Ontario is dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener through tree planting, education, and community engagement. The province of Ontario has committed to planting 50 million trees under the 50 Million Tree Program. Forests Ontario is helping to achieve this goal by engaging landowners and aiding tree planting activities. Between 2008 and 2018, Forests Ontario supported the planting of over 24 million trees covering almost 15 thousand hectares.

To demonstrate the value derived from tree planting in Southern Ontario, Forests Ontario commissioned Green Analytics to conduct an economic assessment of tree planting. This report presents the results of that assessment. There are two components to the assessment: the first focuses on the jobs and the gross domestic product (GDP) impact resulting from Forests Ontario’s tree planting activities; and the second focuses on the ecosystem services that are provided to people living near the areas that have been planted.

Kawartha Conservation

Partners

The Kawartha Conservation Seedling Distribution Program is available to landowners in the Kawartha Watershed who are undertaking stewardship planting projects on rural or shoreline properties. Through this program you can access tree and shrub seedlings in bulk at a reduced cost.

Services
Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Tree Nursery
Email
HShipclark@KawarthaConservation.com
Phone
705-328-2271
Website
www.KawarthaConservation.com
    Tomorrow’s Forests

    Tomorrow’s Forests

    Reports

    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.

    Lennox Forestry Services

    Partners

    Services
    Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Services
    Email
    lennoxlanding@gmail.com
    Phone
    519-373-4429

      Arbor Day Foundation- Community Tree Recovery

      Partners

      This is the mission statement of the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization.
      Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.
      The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs.

      Services
      Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Planting Services
      Phone
      1-888-448-7337

        R.O.W. Brush Control Inc

        Partners

        Services
        Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Services

          B Sweet Honey Nature Co.

          Partners

          Growing native and Carolinian trees from local seed.Specializing also in larval butterfly plants.

          Services
          Tree Nursery
          Email
          rm.robertson@xplornet.ca
          Phone
          519-763-0370
          Website
          www.puslinchnaturallynativetrees.ca

            Eleanor Reed

            Partners

            Services
            Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Services
            Email
            eleanorreed@xplornet.com
            Phone
            705-328-4584

              Eccles Forestry Ltd.

              Partners

              Private forestry consulting agency, with over 30 years experience in southern Ontario. We specialize in forest management and tree planting.

              We have two machine planters that we operate seasonally.

              Services
              Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Planting Services
              Email
              ecclesforestry@bell.net
              Phone
              519-270-2938
              Website
              www.ecclesforestry.com

                Community Forests Canada Inc.

                Partners

                Forest Restoration specialists located in Sackville NB, serving the maritimes. CFC is committed to the development and implementation of sustainable forestry practices though innovation and action. We partner with environmental charities and community groups to acquire, protect, and reforest degraded land across the maritime provinces. Our goal is to permanently phase out clearcutting and re-invigorate rural economies through sustainable forestry.

                Services
                Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Services
                Email
                info@forestscanada.ca
                Phone
                778-985-1873
                Website
                forestscanada.ca