Forests Ontario Marking Ontario 150 and Canada 150

Canada Celebrates Its 150th Birthday

Forests Ontario Celebrate Our Trees and Forests in Support of a Greener Future


2017 marks a milestone year as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Forests Ontario is proud to be leading initiatives that celebrate our trees and forests and take action in support of a greener future.  If you have any questions or would like materials on these programs, please contact Forests Ontario at 1-877-646-1193. 

Green Leaf Challenge

Celebrate Ontario’s 150th birthday by taking part in the Green Leaf Challenge and helping us to plant three million trees across the province in 2017. 


Ontario Heritage Tree Program

Trees are not just beautiful landmarks and the heart of healthy ecosystems, but characters in the stories that form our history.
A heritage tree is a tree or group of trees linked to significant figures or events from history or unique based on size, form, shape, age, or species. Examples include trees that:

  • Were planted by or located on a property inhabited by a historical figure
  • Have been marked or modified by First Nations groups
  • Are notable for their age or species
  • Served as inspiration for a well known work of art

We’re inviting Ontarians to join us in celebrating the social, cultural, and historic legacy of 150 trees in 2017. If you know a special, storied tree in your neighbourhood or community, we'd like you to share its story with us.  You can also share this leaflet with community members of visit  to learn more. 

The 50 Million Tree Program

The 50 Million Tree Program offers landowners with 2.5 or more acres of available land financial and practical assistance for tree planting. Assistance offered through the program can cover a significant portion of planting costs. Plantings are also delivered by our partners across the province in order to minimize efforts for landowners.  More information is available at .  You can also share this video  explaining the program. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email:

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