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Site Plan Development Course

  1. 1. Fall 2009 Landowner Workshop in partnership with the Ontario Forestry Association Hosted by X
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Trees Ontario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The State of our Forests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About Trees Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Short History of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree planting – What you Need to Know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario Heritage Tree Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program </li></ul><ul><li>Partner Agencies </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why Plant Trees? </li></ul><ul><li>Fights climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Cleans the air </li></ul><ul><li>Protects and filters watersheds </li></ul><ul><li>Supports wildlife with habitat and food </li></ul><ul><li>Beautifies our landscapes </li></ul><ul><li>Decreases energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Protects crops and farmland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produces oxygen </li></ul></ul>The State of our Forests
  4. 4. The State of our Forests <ul><li>A healthy sustainable ecosystem requires at least 30 per cent forest cover </li></ul><ul><li>Forest cover in some regions of south western Ontario are as low as 5% </li></ul><ul><li>To achieve an 30% average we need to plant over a BILLION more trees </li></ul>
  5. 5. The State of our Forests <ul><li>In Ontario we used to plant 30 million trees a year on rural, private lands in the province. </li></ul><ul><li>Levels dropped to as low as 2 million trees per year </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>With our partners Trees Ontario is working at rebuilding the tree planting infrastructure necessary to significantly increase tree planting levels </li></ul><ul><li>But - Trees Ontario requires the financial support from individuals and organizations to run its programs </li></ul>About Trees Ontario
  7. 7. About Trees Ontario <ul><li>Founded in 1994, Trees Ontario is the largest not-for-profit tree-planting partnership in North America. </li></ul><ul><li>With our partners, Trees Ontario has increased levels to approx 3 million trees each year in Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is to support the planting of 10 million trees a year by 2015. </li></ul><ul><li>TO - leading partner in the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ 50 Million Tree Program </li></ul>
  8. 8. About Trees Ontario <ul><li>Trees Ontario provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Funding to our partners to reduce landowner planting costs </li></ul><ul><li>Planning tools for our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Regular planning and communications support for our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competency workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Public education programs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Our Planting Partners <ul><ul><ul><li>We work with over 2,000 partners, program participants and natural resource professionals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Our partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Ontario Stewardship councils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Environmental non-profit organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree nurseries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private landowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forestry Consultants </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Trees Ontario’s Work
  11. 11. Trees Ontario Planting Sites 2009
  12. 12. A Short History of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario
  13. 13. Tree Planting History
  14. 16. 1871: An Act to encourage the planting of trees on highways
  15. 17. Ontario has a rich history of tree planting on private lands Since Ontario’s planting programs began in the late 1800's, over 1 billion trees have been planted across the province
  16. 18. Tree Seed and Nursery Stock
  17. 19. SEED The principle means of perpetuation for most woody species
  18. 20. Seed Zones
  19. 21. Ontario Tree Seed Plant
  20. 22. Forest Nursery
  21. 23. <ul><li>Tree Planting – </li></ul><ul><li>What you Need to Know </li></ul>
  22. 24. What’s Involved in Participating in a Tree Planting Program <ul><li>If eligible to participate in a planting program, your local delivery agent will work with you to complete the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Site assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a planting plan </li></ul><ul><li>Organize the plant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant the trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tend trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. Know Your Property <ul><li>What information your Planting Delivery Agent will work with you to collect: </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Topography </li></ul><ul><li>Soils </li></ul><ul><li>Drainage </li></ul><ul><li>Existing vegetation </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries </li></ul>
  25. 27. Matching Species to Soil Soil Texture Drainage Well to Moderate Imperfect to Poor Sand White Pine Red Pine Norway Spruce European Larch Red Oak White Cedar Tamarack Loam White Pine White Spruce Norway Spruce White Cedar European Larch Black Walnut Red Oak White Cedar Tamarack Silver Maple Clay Norway Spruce White Cedar European Larch Black Walnut Tamarack Silver Maple
  26. 28. <ul><li>Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs for Landowners </li></ul>
  27. 29. Trees Ontario Subsidy Program to Reduce Landowners’ Costs <ul><li>Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ 50 Million Tree Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announced by provincial government August ’07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MNR partnering with Trees Ontario to deliver the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributes to United Nations 7 Billion tree target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum area 2 ha. (5 ac.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowner contributes a min of 15 cents/tree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowner agrees to protect forest for 15 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance up to $1.25/tree </li></ul></ul>
  28. 30. Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs to Reduce Landowners’ Costs <ul><li>Full Service Program* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant a min. of 1,500 trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agency does the planning and planting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your participation encouraged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 year agreement to protect trees is required by landowner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As the landowner you save 50 cents/tree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Projects* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trees Ontario supports select special projects, which are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Planting agency partners are asked to submit a project proposal, which will then be reviewed by a technical advisory committee. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Availability for these two programs is dependant on Trees Ontario’s fundraising program. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. How to Apply for Tree Planting Services <ul><li>Talk to your local delivery agent tonight to discuss your eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up a contact sheet and map of Ontario’s Conservation Authorities and Stewardship Councils </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Trees Ontario website for more program information: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  30. 34. <ul><li>Ontario Heritage Tree Program </li></ul>
  31. 35. Ontario Heritage Tree Program <ul><li>The Ontario Heritage Tree Program celebrates trees with cultural or historical significance to the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage trees are identified and assessed based on their age, size, appearance, and cultural/historical significance. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize one of Ontario’s timeless story keepers. </li></ul><ul><li>Nominate a tree today: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  32. 36. Help Save our Environment One Tree At A Time <ul><li>If you’re considering tree planting - contact your local planting agency – planting trees on your property benefits all of us </li></ul><ul><li>Consider making a financial donation to support our programs. Donate at </li></ul><ul><li>Join our mailing list and tell friends and family about our programs and how they might help </li></ul>
  33. 37. Thank You
  34. 38. The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program Ontario Forestry Association
  35. 40. <ul><li>Direct economic value </li></ul><ul><ul><li>> 40% of hard maple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Around 15% of wood processed in Ontario comes from private land (8% of conifers and 24% of deciduous species) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Habitat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>82% of vulnerable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>threatened or endangered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>species (southern Ontario) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological value and source water protection </li></ul>Privately Owned Forests In Ontario
  36. 41. <ul><li>Basics </li></ul><ul><li>voluntary program </li></ul><ul><li>eligible areas taxed at 25% residential rate </li></ul><ul><li>MFTIP participants submit a 10 yr management plan, commit to good forestry practices & that area remains as forest </li></ul>Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
  37. 42. <ul><li>Maintain or enhance healthy forests that contribute to the maintenance of a healthy environment </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>To bring greater fairness </li></ul><ul><li>to the property tax system </li></ul><ul><li>by valuing forest land </li></ul><ul><li>according to its current use </li></ul>Program Objectives
  38. 43. <ul><li>Increase landowner awareness of forest </li></ul><ul><li>stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the long-term </li></ul><ul><li>nature of forest stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage tree planting </li></ul><ul><li>on marginal lands </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce land use </li></ul><ul><li>conversion pressures </li></ul>Goals
  39. 44. Eligibility <ul><li>Minimum forest area 4 hectares (9.88 acres) – per property roll # </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum number of </li></ul><ul><li>trees per eligible ha </li></ul><ul><li>Some open areas can be included </li></ul>
  40. 45. Non-eligible Areas <ul><li>Residences and landscaped areas (minimum 1 acre deducted) </li></ul><ul><li>Lands subject to a Registered Plan </li></ul><ul><li>of Subdivision </li></ul><ul><li>Lands licensed under the Aggregates Act </li></ul>
  41. 46. Requirements <ul><li>Approved Managed Forest Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Stewardship & Good Forestry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No High-Grading or Diameter Limit Cutting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No removal of soil from the forest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No pasturing of Livestock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No continued inactivity that degrades forest health </li></ul></ul>
  42. 47. Management Activities <ul><li>Plantation tending </li></ul><ul><li>Trail creation & maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife habitat & monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Forest Products – timber, syrup etc </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental protection and restoration </li></ul>
  43. 48. Ongoing Participation <ul><li>Follow Management Plan (general intent) </li></ul><ul><li>5 yr Landowner Report </li></ul><ul><li>10 Yr plan renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Severances – amendment to reflect new property </li></ul><ul><li>Sales – purchaser chooses whether to participate </li></ul>
  44. 49. Contact Information Ontario Forestry Association 200 Consumers Road- Suite 701 Toronto ON M2J 4R4 (416) 493-4565 1-800-387-0790 Ontario Forestry Association
  45. 50. <ul><li>Q&A’s </li></ul>