Toronto, ON – Forests Ontario wants landowners to consider the benefits of large-scale tree planting. The non-profit organization will be hosting seven free tree planting workshops across the province, in partnership with local planting delivery agencies, during February and March of 2019.
WHO: Forests Ontario, Local Planting Delivery Agencies, Local Landowners
WHAT: Free Tree Planting Workshops
WHEN & WHERE:
|February 16th||Faraday Community Centre
29860 Ontario 28
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
|February 18th||Lou Jeffries, Gananoque & T.L.T.I Recreation Centre
600 King Street East
Gananoque, ON K7G 1H3
|February 20th||Ramada by Wyndham Trenton 99
Glen Miller Road
Quinte West, ON K8V 5P8
|February 21st||King City Arena & Community Centre
25 Doctors Lane
King City, ON L7B 1G2
993 Highway 54
Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0
|March 2nd||Echo Bay Town Hall
208 Church St
Echo Bay, ON P0S 1C0
|March 6th||Ferguson Tree Nursery
275 County Road 44
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Each workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, the environmental benefits of tree planting, and the financial assistance and incentives available for establishing and managing forests.
Some topics will include:
- The 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP): The 50MTP provides landowners with subsidies and practical assistance when planting on more than 2.5 acres of land. Landowners may have up to 90% of planting costs covered through this program.
- Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP): Properties with more than ten acres of forest may be eligible for MFTIP. If your property is approved under this program, you can pay as little as 25% of the municipal tax rate for residential properties. Workshops will offer insight into the MFTIP process and developing a plan for approval by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
- Windbreaks: Trees can significantly improve the function of your property by providing windbreaks during the winter and shade during the summer.
- Invasive Species: Workshops will highlight different strategies for identifying and managing invasive species as well as methods to prevent their spread.