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  • Example Objectives: Restore to natural conditions Recreation Forest products Augment MFTIP Legacy
  • Experts tell us that a healthy sustainable ecosystem requires at least 30 per cent forest cover. A BILLION more trees needs to be planted in southern Ontario to reach to necessary 30% forest cover that constitutes a health ecosystem. A report by Environment Canada indicates these figures, and is supported by the Environmental Commissioner’s recently released annual report. In order to help achieve this number and further support and build on government programs, individuals, landowners and corporations must help support afforestation efforts. Financial support through donations and landowner support through participating in subsidy programs are ways that everyone and corporations can be involved in helping our environment.
  • Explain that the “We” isn’t Trees Ontario but the province in general. In past the government provided a lot of financial support, which declined in the late 1990’s due to significant cutbacks. This has since been supported through recent government commitment, but in order to help achieve 30 per cent forest cover and plant a billion trees, the support of donors, businesses and landowners will be required. - A billion more trees needs to be planted in southern Ontario to reach to necessary 30% forest cover that constitutes a health ecosystem, of which humans are a part.
  • Predominant areas for afforestation opportunities in Ontario are indicated by the red markings on this map. These properties are typically marginal farm lands. There is approximately 900,000 hectares of marginal farmlands available in the province of Ontario.
  • Introduce and Highlight the host/local PDA(s) you are working with on the workshop. You may also want to mention other PDAs in the area that may be of good resource for landowners.
  • Top Left: This chart represents the number of PDAs we worked with on a yearly basis. Ex. we had 2 PDAs in 2004 and in 2010 we had 65. Bottom Right: This chart represents the number of trees planted under all our programs from 2004-2010. In 2005 Trees Ontario planted 2M trees under the Forest 2020 program, a federal government initiative. The year 2008 was the first year that the 50MTP was in place, hence the reason for the significant increase back up to 2Mtrees. In 2009 we planted close to 3 million trees across the province and close to 2.5 million in 2010. Our goal is to reach 10 million trees by 2015.
  • This map was taken from the Trees Ontario website showing the tree planting sites in the province for the 2010 planting season.
  • NOTE: The dotted line indicates when Trees Ontario started their tree planting programs in 2004. We came in at the lowest point and you can see that after we started with our programs, the numbers started to rise again. Also note that we are currently at 2010 and around 3 million trees but the line does move up/forward showing our projected number of 10 million trees planted by 2015. 1980’s – average of 20-30 million trees planted each year in Ontario on rural, private lands through government programs 1992 – provincial government refocused its mandate and limited its tree planting funding substantially. As a result, annual planting levels dropped to as low as 2 million trees/year. 2004 – Trees Ontario ramped up its programs and first delivered the Forest 2020 program, which was a federal program to put 2M trees in the ground. Since then Trees Ontario has continued to increase its tree planting programs and capacity on an annual basis. These tree planting rates are indicated by the dotted line in the graph. Presen t - With our partners, we are currently planting close to 3 million trees/year, but there is still a need to plant more trees. Goal is to increase to support the planting of 10 million trees/year by 2015. Urban sprawl continues to reduce our forests An estimated 10,000 hectares of forest cover has been lost over the past 15 years
  • Give a quick overview – from identifying where the seed is developing – calculating how much seed is required – collecting, processing and storing seed (OTSP) – geminating seed at nurseries – then selling stock to local planting agencies
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  • Discuss the importance of ensuring locally adapted seed is used to grow seedlings that are returned to the same seed zone. E.g. – White Pine from north does not grow well in south; or from south does not grow well in Algonquin Park
  • A photo inside of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant located in Angus Ontario.
  • Point to and explain each image: Watering trees in nursery beds Planting tree seedlings Fertilizing Lifting stock from nursery beds for transportation to planting sites
  • Run through the list of items identified in the list to let landowners know what to expect when working with PDAs to prepare their site to take part in a tree planting program.
  • Air photos Some Conservation Authorities and Countys provide photos of properties. Check with your local authority to see if this is available, If not, you can access air photos of your property through the MNR. MNR Information Order online from MNR or call the Government Information Center at 1-800-667-1940 Find out your Lot, Concession and Geographic township – not new regional municipal amalgamation Black and white, 1:10,000 scale, 9”X9”, $8.50 plus tax and shipping Can get enlargements
  • Aerial shot of property site map
  • This chart shows some of the more common reforestation species. There are many others. Objective was restore to natural conditions. Pick white pine for well drained field. White cedar for the lower field. Could mix some other species in if you want. Here you can talk about the importance of native species and picking the right tree for your area and property.
  • Put a real emphasis on the 50MTP program.
  • FA Note for yourselves only: We will be further defining the application process for funding requests for Trees Ontario’s own tree planting programs, outside of 50MTP, and the structure for them. Once fully defined new print materials, web copy and information for partners will be made available. FOR NOW, special projects will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  • Fall 2010 landowner_workshopseries_ppt

    1. 1. Fall 2010 Landowner Workshop in partnership with the Ontario Forestry Association and Supporting Partners Hosted by [Insert PDA]
    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>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><ul><ul><li>Fights climate change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cleans the air </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protects and filters watersheds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports wildlife with habitat and food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beautifies our landscapes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decreases energy consumption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protects crops and farmland </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Produces oxygen </li></ul></ul></ul>The State of our Forests
    4. 4. The State of our Forests <ul><li>Environmental experts tell us that a healthy, sustainable ecosystem requires at least 30% 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 30% forest cover average we need to plant over a BILLION more trees in the province of Ontario. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The State of our Forests <ul><li>In Ontario we use to plant 20-30 million trees a year on rural, private lands in the province. </li></ul><ul><li>These levels dropped to as low as 2 million trees per year. </li></ul><ul><li>We planted 1 billion trees before and we can do it again, but not without financial support and participation in programs. </li></ul>
    6. 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>Since 2004, with its partners, Trees Ontario has supported the planting of 10 million trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently we are supporting the planting of 2-3 million trees a year. Our goal is to increase this to 10 million trees a year by 2015. </li></ul><ul><li>Trees Ontario is also the lead partner in the Ontario government’s 50 Million Tree Program. </li></ul>
    7. 8. About Trees Ontario <ul><li>Trees Ontario Provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Funding to its planting partners to help reduce landowner planting costs and provide forestry expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and training tools for partners </li></ul><ul><li>Regular planning, communications and promotional support for partners and landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Technical competency workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Public education programs </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>With its partners Trees Ontario is striving to rebuild its tree planting infrastructure necessary to significantly increase tree planting levels. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to do this the organization depends on the financial support of individuals, government and businesses to run its programs and increase tree planting numbers across the province. </li></ul>About Trees Ontario
    9. 10. Our Planting Partners <ul><ul><ul><li>Trees Ontario works with over 2,000 partners, program participants and natural resource professionals across the province. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Our partners include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local PDAs here this evening </li></ul></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. 11. Trees Ontario’s Work
    11. 12. Trees Ontario Planting Sites 2010
    12. 13. Tree Planting History
    13. 14. Tree Seed and Nursery Stock
    14. 15. SEED The principle means of perpetuation for most woody species
    15. 16. Ontario Seed Zones
    16. 17. Ontario Tree Seed Plant
    17. 18. Forest Nursery
    18. 19. <ul><li>Tree Planting – </li></ul><ul><li>What you Need to Know </li></ul>
    19. 20. 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 do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a site assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss your objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a planting plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize the plant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare the site </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plant the trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tend trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess and report survival rates </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 21. Know Your Property <ul><li>Your Planting Delivery Agent will work with </li></ul><ul><li>you to collect the following information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drainage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing vegetation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boundaries </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. 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
    23. 24. <ul><li>Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs for Landowners </li></ul>
    24. 25. Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs for Landowners <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 hectares (5 acres) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subsidy helps to fund approximately 80% of tree planting costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowner is required to make a minimal per tree contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowner agrees to protect forest for 15 years </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs for Landowners <ul><li>Trees Ontario 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 special project funding is dependant on Trees Ontario’s fundraising program. </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. How to Apply for Tree Planting Services <ul><li>Determine who your local delivery agent in your area is to discuss your eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up a contact sheet and map of Ontario’s Conservation Authorities and Stewardship Councils for contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Trees Ontario website for more program information: </li></ul><ul><li>www.treesontario.ca </li></ul>
    27. 28. Help Save our Environment One Tree At A Time <ul><li>Three ways to get involved: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn More: Sign up for our e-newsletter and become a fan on Facebook at www.treesontario.ca . Tell friends and family about our programs and how they might help. </li></ul><ul><li>Take Part: Join us at an upcoming event. Or, if you’re considering tree planting – find your local planting agency online: www.treesontario.ca/partners . </li></ul><ul><li>Donate: Consider making a financial donation to support our programs. Donate online at: www.treesontario.ca/donate . </li></ul>
    28. 29. Thank You www.treesontario.ca