Trees Ontario

Trees Ontario

September 13, 2010 08:00 ET

Trees Ontario Seeking More Green Leaders to Help Ontario Plant Much Needed Trees

Trees Ontario and Partners Invite Landowners to Attend Free Tree Planting Workshops This Fall and Build on 2010 Planting Season Momentum

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2010) -

Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing, Farming/Agriculture and News Editors

With Ontario in need of millions of new trees, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trees Ontario, along with its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and local planting agencies will host six free workshops to inform landowners on the resources and incentives available to plant trees on their properties.

The free workshops are open to everyone. People can learn about tree planting techniques, ways to reduce their environmental footprint and incentives like those in the Ontario Government's 50 Million Tree Program. There will also be information about the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) that can reduce property taxes by up to 75 per cent.

Landowners who participate in a Trees Ontario subsidy program can also be nominated as Trees Ontario Green Leaders for the support they have shown in helping to re-forest the province.

Workshops will be held in the following locations:

Owen Sound
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority Office
 
Hanover
Wednesday, October 6th, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority Office
 
Burlington
Thursday, October 7th, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Conservation Halton Administration Office
 
Grand Valley
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Grand Valley Community Centre
 
Omemee
Thursday, October 14th, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Omemee Coronation Hall
 
Inglewood
Saturday, October 16, 2010 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Inglewood Community Centre

Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

Trees Ontario

Trees Ontario, working with its partners, is the largest, not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. It is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through a range of tree planting activities.

The goal of Trees Ontario is to restore the province's tree planting capacity, especially throughout southern Ontario on private lands, by providing funding and planning support for its tree planting partners. These include local Conservation Authorities, Ontario Stewardship Councils, municipal governments and community volunteer groups.

To participate, donate and to learn more visit the Trees Ontario website at www.treesontario.ca.

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.

50 Million Tree Program

In August 2007, the Ontario government introduced a program to fund the planting of 50 million trees across the province by 2020, as part of its commitment to help fight climate change and green the province.

The 50 Million Tree Program is Ontario's commitment to the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign. It was the most ambitious program of its kind in North America and the largest goal of any jurisdiction, anywhere.

The 50 Million Tree Program can significantly cut landowners' costs of large-scale tree planting and boost the number of trees planted.

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