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


Date Location Registration Link
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

York Region

February 25th


993 Highway 54

Ohsweken, ON N0A 1M0


March 2nd

Echo Bay Town Hall

208 Church St

Echo Bay, ON P0S 1C0

Echo Bay

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.