Free forest management workshops for landowners

Join Trees Ontario, OFA & partners and learn about stewardship incentives

TORONTO, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Trees Ontario, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and its partners are hosting several free landowner workshops across the province between August and October.

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 woodlot
  • Emerald Ash Borer & other 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. In addition to registering online, you can contact Trees Ontario by phone: 1-877-646-1193 (toll free) or by email: Dates, times and locations are listed below.

Date Time Location Hosting Partner(s)
Aug. 28 5:30 - 8:30 pm Collingwood Public Library, 55 St. Marie
St., Collingwood, ON
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation
Authority, Lands & Forests Consulting
Aug. 29 6:30 - 9:30 pm S.S.J. Arena, 14 Albert St. N.,
Sundridge, ON
Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.
Sept. 4 6:30 - 9 pm Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation
Area, north of Hwy. 401 on Division St.
(Perth Road), Kingston, ON
Cataraqui Region Conservation
Authority, Sustainable Resources,
Steve Pitt
Sept. 12 6:30 - 9 pm Grey Sauble Conservation, 237897
Inglis Falls Rd., RR 4, Owen Sound, ON
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
Sept. 13 6:30 - 9:30 pm Heron Community Theatre, 1480 Heron
Rd., Ottawa, ON
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority,
Lands & Forests Consulting
Sept. 17 6:30 - 9:30 pm Beaverton Curling Club, 164 Main St.,
Beaverton, ON
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation
Sept. 19 6:30 - 9:30 pm North York  Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge
St., Toronto, ON
Sept. 30 6 - 9 pm King City Arena and Community Centre,
25 Doctors Lane, King, ON
York Region
Oct. 1 6:30 - 9:30 pm Barrie Curling Club Ltd., 175 Essa Rd.,
Barrie, ON
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation
Oct. 2 6 - 9 pm Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook
Trail, Bracebridge, ON
Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.
Oct. 3 6 - 9 pm East Gwillimbury Sports Complex
(Ontario Loft), 1914B Mount Albert Rd.,
Sharon, ON
York Region
Oct. 7 6 - 9 pm 1 Fairpark Lane, Sutton, ON York Region
Oct. 8 6:30 - 9:30 pm Charles W. Stockey Centre for the
Performing Arts (Prelude Room), 2 Bay
St., Parry Sound, ON
Westwind Forest Stewardship Inc.
Oct. 9 6 - 9 pm Lemonville Community Centre, 13453
McCowan Rd., Stoufville, ON
York Region
Oct. 10 6:30 - 9 pm Royal Canadian Legion, 1550
Lansdowne St., West Peterborough, ON
Lands & Forests Consulting
Oct. 14 6:30 - 9:30 pm Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross St., Prince
Edward, ON
Andy Margetson Tree Planting, Mark
Pedersen, Steve Pitt
Oct. 15 6:30 - 9 pm Ganaraska Forest Centre, 10585 Cold
Springs Camp Rd., Campbellcroft, ON
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Oct. 16 6:30 - 9:30 pm Town Hall 1873, 302 Queen St., Port
Perry, ON
Lands & Forests Consulting
Oct. 17 6:30 - 9:30 pm Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Rd.,
Trenton, ON
Andy Margetson Tree Planting, Mark
Pedersen; Steve Pitt, Northumberland
Oct. 22 6:30 - 9:30 pm Elgin Lions Community Hall, 19
Pineview Drive, Elgin, ON
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority,
Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council,
Cataraqui Region Conservation
Oct. 23 6:30 - 9 pm Oshawa Curling Club, 226 Bond Street
E., Oshawa, ON
Central Lake Ontario Conservation
Oct. 24 6:30 - 9:30 pm Sandford Hall, 433 Sandford Rd.,
Uxbridge, ON
Lands & Forests Consulting

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 is a partner in the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources' 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 charity committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts on rural lands and in urban areas. Since 2004, Trees Ontario and its 65 provincial partners have planted more than 17 million trees across the province. 

About Ontario Forestry Association
The Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) is a non-profit, registered charity. The OFA is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario's forests, and developing commitment to stewardship of forest ecosystems. Since 1949, the OFA has been involved in public education around forestry and environmental issues. To this day, they continue to increase public education and knowledge of forestry and environmental issues. Visit


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For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

Shelley McKay, Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: 416-646-1193 
Cell: 416-619-0783

Ann-Marie Colacino, Communications Officer
Phone: 416-646-1193 ext. 234

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