Skip to content

LETTER: Forests Ontario wants to help landowners plant trees

Forests Ontario is accepting applications for its 50 Million Tree Program
Stock photo

OrilliaMatters welcomes letters to the editor at [email protected] or via the website. Please include your full name, daytime phone number and address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is from the CEO of Forests Ontario in response to a recent column by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority on tree planting.

I read with interest Rick Grillmayer's recent column  about the valuable work being done by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) to assist landowners in making their property and communities much greener.

For the past two decades, Forests Ontario has been proud to collaborate with the NVCA, among many other planting partners across the province and nationally, to provide technical and funding support for private-land tree planting initiatives that align with crucial goals like increasing biodiversity, boosting wildlife habitat, and improving the resiliency and health of our forested landscapes.

Forests Ontario is currently accepting applications to help support future tree-planting projects. Whether you reside within the NVCA watershed or elsewhere in Ontario, landowners with half an acre of open land or 1,000 metres for a windrow or riparian buffer planting can find out more about our 50 Million Tree Program and apply at

Jess Kaknevicius
CEO, Forests Ontario