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    1. 1. Winter 2009 Landowner Workshop 50 Million Tree Program
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Trees Ontario – Planting Tomorrow’s Forests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who we are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowner Funding Available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The challenge in southern Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tree planting – what you need to know </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program </li></ul><ul><li>4. Partner Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>5. Questions and Answers </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Trees Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Planting Tomorrow’s </li></ul><ul><li>Forests </li></ul>
    4. 4. 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 is planting roughly 3 million trees each year in Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>We are the leading partner in the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ 50 Million Tree Program </li></ul><ul><li>We provide coordinated access to an extensive network of community-based partners </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is to increase planting levels to 10 million trees/year by 2015 </li></ul>
    5. 5. About Trees Ontario <ul><li>Trees Ontario provides: </li></ul><ul><li>Tree planting funding and support to lower the cost of trees for landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Planning tools and on-line databases for our tree planting partners </li></ul><ul><li>Regular planning, forecasting, capacity building and communications support for our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Seed forecasting workshops with our partners </li></ul><ul><li>Public education programs </li></ul>
    6. 6. 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 include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>36 Conservation Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40+ 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’s Ministry of Natural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forestry Consultants </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Trees Ontario’s Work <ul><li>2008 </li></ul><ul><li>With our partners, we planted 2.3 million trees with 580 participating landowners and 54 planting agencies </li></ul><ul><li>We collected enough seed for more than 12 million seedlings </li></ul><ul><li>We held 26 landowner workshops, and attended 80+ community and educational events to educate and engage the public about the importance of tree planting </li></ul><ul><li>2009 Projections </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 million trees to be planted </li></ul><ul><li>50+ workshops and community events planned across Ontario </li></ul>
    8. 8. Trees Ontario Planting Sites 2008
    9. 9. Trees Ontario Planting Sites 2009
    10. 10. Why Plant Trees? <ul><li>Restores Ontario’s forest canopy </li></ul><ul><li>Increases native species numbers </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>Moderates temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Protects crops and farmland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Produces oxygen, purifies our water, cools our cities, and provides homes for plants and wildlife </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Tree Planting History <ul><li>1980’s – average of 20-30 million trees planted each year in Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>1992 – provincial government refocused its mandate and limited its tree planting funding substantially </li></ul><ul><li>Annual planting levels dropped to as low as 2 million/year </li></ul><ul><li>With our partners, we are currently planting close to 3 million trees/year, but there is still a need to plant more trees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban sprawl continues to reduce tree stocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An estimated 10,000 hectares of forest cover has been lost over the past 15 years </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Tree Planting History
    13. 13. <ul><li>Significant Tree Planting Subsidies Available for Eligible Landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Access these by taking part in a Trees Ontario administered program through your local planting agency </li></ul>
    14. 14. Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs for Landowners <ul><li>Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources’ 50 Million Tree Program </li></ul><ul><li>Full Service - 50 Cent Program </li></ul><ul><li>Landowner Incentive Program – 10 Cent Program (not available with all planting partners) </li></ul><ul><li>Special Projects </li></ul>
    15. 15. 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 implement the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributes to UN 1 Billion tree target </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum area 2 ha. (5 ac.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landowner contributes 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>
    16. 16. Trees Ontario Subsidy Programs for Landowners <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>Landowner Incentive Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program is not available with all planting partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place orders of 100-3,000 native stock to be planted locally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your local planting agency will sell you the trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do work yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As the landowner you save 10 cents/tree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Projects </li></ul></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. Please contact Trees Ontario directly to discuss your special project proposal. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. How to Apply for Funding <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>www.treesontario.on.ca </li></ul>
    18. 20. <ul><li>Tree Planting: </li></ul><ul><li>What You Need to Know </li></ul>
    19. 21. Tree Planting: What you Need to Know <ul><li>A Short History of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Seed and Nursery Stock </li></ul><ul><li>Tree Planting </li></ul>
    20. 22. A Short History of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario
    21. 25. 1871: An Act to encourage the planting of trees on highways
    22. 26. 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
    23. 27. Tree Seed and Nursery Stock
    24. 28. SEED The principle means of perpetuation for most woody species
    25. 29. Seed Zones
    26. 30. Ontario Tree Seed Plant
    27. 31. Forest Nursery
    28. 32. White Spruce in Nursery Beds
    29. 33. <ul><li>Tree Planting </li></ul>
    30. 34. What’s Involved in Participating in a Tree Planting Program <ul><li>Site assessments are conducted </li></ul><ul><li>A planting plan is developed </li></ul><ul><li>The site is prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Trees are planted </li></ul><ul><li>Trees are tended as required </li></ul><ul><li>Activities are recorded </li></ul>
    31. 35. 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>
    33. 37. 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
    34. 38. Spacing Guide Spacing (feet) Trees (per acre) 6 X 6 1210 8 X 8 680 10 X 10 430
    35. 39. <ul><li>Hand Planting </li></ul>
    36. 40. <ul><li>Machine Planting </li></ul>
    37. 41. Thank You www.treesontario.on.ca
    38. 42. The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program <ul><li>Ontario Forestry Association </li></ul>www.oforest.on.ca
    39. 43. <ul><li>MFTIP Basics </li></ul><ul><li>voluntary program </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial program of the Ministry of Natural Resources </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
    40. 44. <ul><li>Overall Program Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain or enhance healthy forests that contribute to the maintenance of a healthy environment </li></ul><ul><li>To bring greater </li></ul><ul><li>fairness to the </li></ul><ul><li>property tax system </li></ul><ul><li>by valuing forest land </li></ul><ul><li>according to its </li></ul><ul><li>current use </li></ul>Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
    41. 45. <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Increase landowner awareness of forest 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>Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
    42. 46. Privately Owned Land In Ontario
    43. 47. 11,000+ Properties  2 million acres Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program MFTIP Lands # of Individual Properties 2006
    44. 48. MFTIP Basics <ul><li>Eligibility </li></ul><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 hectare (acre) </li></ul><ul><li>Some Open Areas can </li></ul><ul><li>be included </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10% of eligible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>forested area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>areas that cannot support trees 25% of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eligible forested area </li></ul>
    45. 49. MFTIP Basics <ul><li>Non Eligible Acres </li></ul><ul><li>Residences and landscaped areas (minimum 1 acre deducted) </li></ul><ul><li>Lands subject to a Registered Plan of Subdivision </li></ul><ul><li>Lands licensed under </li></ul><ul><li>the Aggregates Act </li></ul><ul><li>Portions of property receiving Conservation Land Tax Incentive </li></ul>
    46. 50. MFTIP Basics <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Approved Managed Forest Plan ($) </li></ul><ul><li>Plan must be submitted by June 30th </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>
    47. 51. MFTIP Basics <ul><li>Ongoing Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Management Plan (general intent) </li></ul><ul><li>5 yr Landowner Report  10 Yr plan renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Severances – amendment to reflect new property (min acres) </li></ul><ul><li>Sales – purchaser chooses whether to participate </li></ul>
    48. 52. MFTIP Basics <ul><li>Management Activities </li></ul><ul><li>– those activities that help landowner meet their objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Plantation tending </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition & rodent control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pruning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspections for insects & disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinning & Harvests </li></ul></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 & restoration </li></ul>
    49. 53. <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>Wildlife 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 </li></ul><ul><li>source water protection </li></ul>Privately Owned Forests
    50. 54. <ul><li>“ Maintain or enhance healthy forests that contribute to the maintenance of a healthy environment” </li></ul>MFTIP – OFA & Trees Ontario
    51. 55. ONTARIO FORESTRY ASSOCIATION <ul><li>A non-profit, dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of Ontario’s Forests, and to developing commitment to forest stewardship. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a member for 45$ a year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive our quarterly newsletter ‘Our Forest’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive invitations to workshops and events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support forest education in our schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive products to help you manage your forest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy on behalf of forest landowners </li></ul></ul>
    52. 56. Ontario Forestry Association <ul><li>Awareness Stewardship Education </li></ul>701-200 Consumers Road North York, ON M2J 4R4 (416) 493-4565 (800) 387-0790 www.oforest.on.ca [email_address]