Grow your forest - Free forest management winter workshops

Attend one of 11 free landowner workshops, being hosted this winter across the province by Trees Ontario and its partners. Visit www.treesontario.ca for more information. (CNW Group/Trees Ontario)

Landowners are invited to join Trees Ontario & partners to learn about tree planting incentives

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Interested in growing a healthy forest on your idle land? Trees Ontario and its partners can help, including providing information on available subsidies; learn more by attending one of 11 upcoming free landowner workshops hosted across the province between February and March.

Each workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.

Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:

  • 50 Million Tree Program
  • Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  • Windbreaks for working farms
  • Tools for managing your new trees
  • Invasive species
  • Shoreline planting for improved water quality

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged, visit the Trees Ontario website to register. Dates, times and locations are listed below.


Date Time Location Hosting Partner(s) Register
Feb. 25 6 - 7:30 pm The Essex County Civic Centre,
360 Fairview Ave. W., Essex, ON
Essex Region Conservation
Authority
Contact Vivian
Kennedy at
519.776.5209, ext.
345 or email:
vkennedy@erca.org
Feb. 25 6:30 - 9 pm Woodville & District Arena, 105
Union St., Woodville, ON
Lands & Forests
Consulting, Lake Simcoe
Region Conservation
Authority and Silv-Econ
Ltd.
Register
Feb. 26 6:30 - 9 pm Algonquin Theatre (Partners Hall),
37 Main St. E., Huntsville, ON
Westwind Forest
Stewardship
Register
Feb. 27 6:30 - 9 pm Joshua Bates Centre, 1 Main St.
W., Athens, ON
Cataraqui Region
Conservation Authority,
Rideau Valley Conservation
Authority, Leeds & Grenville
Stewardship Council and
Sustainable Resources
Register
March 4 6:30 - 9 pm Lands & Forests Consulting Office,
421608 Concession 6 NDR, R.R. 1
Elmwood, ON
Lands & Forests Consulting,
Grey Sauble Conservation
Authority and Saugeen
Valley Conservation Authority
Register
March 4 6:30 - 9 pm  Farmtown Park (Hastings County
Museum of Agricultural Heritage),
437 West Front St., Stirling, ON
Andy Margetson, Jim Pedersen,
Northumberland Stewardship
and Stephen Pitt
Register
March 6 6:30 - 9 pm  Conservation Halton
(Administration Office), 2596
Britannia Rd. W., Burlington, ON
Conservation Halton Register
March 6 6:30 - 9 pm Alexandria Island Park &
Sandfield Centre, 102
Derby St. W., Alexandria,
ON
Drentex Field Services, Raisin
Region Conservation Authority
and South Nation Conservation
Authority
Register
March 10 6:30 - 9 pm  Rittenhouse Hall, 4890 Victoria
Ave., Vineland Station, ON
Land Care Niagara Register
March 13 6:30 - 9 pm Credit Valley Conservation
Authority Operations Facility,
15526 Heart Lake Rd.,
Caledon, ON
Credit Valley Conservation Register
March 18 6:30 - 9 pm  Lucan Community Memorial
Centre, 263 Main St., Lucan,
ON
Ausable Bayfield Conservation
Authority and Upper Thames
Conservation Authority
Register

Can't attend a workshop but still want to learn more about our subsidies and programs?  Click here for more information.

About 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP)
Trees Ontario administers the Ontario government's 50 Million Tree Program, part of the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign. The United Nations' goal is to plant one billion trees worldwide each year. Ontario is committed to plant 50 million trees by 2025.

The goals of the program are to sequester carbon, enhance and diversify southern Ontario's landscape, increase the capacity to withstand climate change, and increase wildlife habitat. The 50 Million Tree Program is designed to significantly reduce the costs to landowners of large-scale tree planting and thereby increase the number of trees planted across the province.

About Trees Ontario
Trees Ontario is a not-for-profit organization committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas. Since 2004, Trees Ontario and its 85 provincial partners have planted more than 18 million trees across the province. 

SOURCE Trees Ontario

Image with caption: "Attend one of 11 free landowner workshops, being hosted this winter across the province by Trees Ontario and its partners. Visit www.treesontario.ca for more information. (CNW Group/Trees Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140207_C8489_PHOTO_EN_36427.jpg

For further information:

For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact: 

Shelley McKay      
Director of Communications & Development
Trees Ontario
144 Front Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, ON, M5J 2L7
e: smckay@treesontario.ca
p: 416-646-1193 ext. 232     

Ann-Marie Colacino
Communications Officer
Trees Ontario
144 Front Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, ON, M5J 2L7
e: acolacino@treesontario.ca
p: 416-646-1193 ext. 234