Forests Ontario plans to plant another 7.2 million trees across the province thanks to $12.7 million in funding through the federal government’s 2 Billion Trees Commitment.
The idea of the federal initiative, which bloomed in 2021, is to plant two billion trees over the next decade.
“Forests Ontario and our partners have developed the expertise and infrastructure to grow and track tree planting from seed to successful forests and are the only Canadian charity with this capability,” says Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario. “We don’t just plant trees, we grow forests, and it is exciting to be contributing to the 2 Billion Trees program as partners with the federal government. The 2 Billion Trees program will benefit communities across our country for generations to come.”
Since being established in 2014, Forests Ontario has planted more than 36 million trees, according to its website.