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Walkerton/Hanover tree planting workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes and help fight climate change

Friday, February 8th 2008 3:49:32pm

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Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

Walkerton/Hanover tree planting workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes and help fight climate change

Walkerton/Hanover - Trees Ontario is hosting with its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and the Saugeen Conservation Authority, a free workshop focused on incentive programs for planting trees, tree planting techniques and the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) which can reduce property taxes by up to 75 per cent. The workshop will be held at the Hanover Columbus Centre on Highway 4 between Walkerton and Hanover on Wednesday, February 20 from 7 – 9 p.m.

This workshop is an opportunity for local landowners to learn how they can receive financial incentives to
plant trees on their property and reduce their environmental footprint.

WHAT: Free tree planting workshop to fight climate change and reduce landowner taxes

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, from 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Hanover Columbus Centre, Highway 4 between Walkerton and Hanover (see map below)

WHO: Trees Ontario, OFA and local partners

Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

For more information and to register contact:                                                                                                                               
Elissa Schmidt, Manager of Communications, Trees Ontario
toll free 1.877.646.1193 ext. 232, elissas(at)

Trees Ontario, working with its partners, is the largest, not-for-profit tree planting agency in North America and is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through tree planting efforts. The goal of the organization is to restore Ontario’s tree planting capacity, especially throughout southern Ontario on private lands, by providing funding and planning support for its tree planting partners, which includes local Conservation Authorities, Stewardship Councils, municipal governments and community volunteer groups.

Last spring Trees Ontario, with its partners, planted nearly 3 million trees. Its goal is to increase tree planting to 10 million trees every year by 2015.
Planting tomorrow’s forests.