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Recent Releases from Ontario Forestry Association

Most Ontarians say real trees are the “green” Christmas choice

Published Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:49:50 EST Read More

Ontario-grown trees preferred by 7 in 10 poll respondents (December 10, 2013) Ontarians selected real Christmas trees over artificial as the more environmentally-friendly option this holiday season. According to a recent poll*, commissioned by the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA), 41% of respondents consider a real tree to be the most eco-friendly, 25% chose artificial trees and 16% ranked both as equal. This is a substantial shift in public opinion compared to a s...... Click here to read this release



Get real to celebrate National Christmas Tree Day on December 8th

Published Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:19:23 EST Read More

Three Ontario groups offer tips for those looking to make the better environmental choice this holiday season December 7, 2012 - Ontario Forestry Association, Trees Ontario and Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario are all doing their part to spread the word about the environmental benefits of having a real Christmas tree. Recent polling shows that Ontarians are almost evenly split when asked if real or artificial trees are the more environmentally friendly choic...... Click here to read this release



Holiday debate: Ontarians split on environmental merits of real vs. fake Christmas trees

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:50:26 EST Read More

In addition to the usual dispute as to one’s yearly naughty-or-nice status, this holiday season there is another cause for debate. Public opinion is divided between the Christmas tree choices: real or fake. A recent poll shows Ontarians are almost evenly split on whether they consider an artificial or real tree to be the most environmentally friendly. The November 2012 poll from Oraclepoll Research Limited shows that 46% of Ontarians believe the “green” choice to be artificial, while 4...... Click here to read this release



Real versus fake Christmas trees

Published Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:17:18 EST Read More

Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice Media Release (Toronto, ON, December 6, 2011) Today marks the annual Christmas Tree Presentation to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Each year, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) donates a Christmas tree and hosts a corresponding lighting ceremony. The trees are generously provided by Somerville Nurseries Inc. of Everette, Ontario. Students in the OFA’s education p...... Click here to read this release



Real vs fake Christmas trees

Published Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:43:27 EST Read More

Media Release Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice. (Toronto, ON, December 8, 2010) Today marks the 11th year that the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) makes the presentation of a Christmas tree to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The trees are generously provided by Somerville Nurseries Inc. of Everett, Ontario. Students in the OFA’s education programs, including Ontario Envirothon and Tree Bee Champions, will be recognized for their ac...... Click here to read this release



Women in Forestry Celebration, October 29th, Toronto

Published Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:37:24 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Event Calendar/PSA Editors and Reporters Women in Forestry Celebration, October 29th, Toronto The Ontario Forestry Association invites you to celebrate women in forestry on October 29th at the University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King's College Circle, Toronto (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm). This event for women, part of the 100th anniversary of the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, recognizes the historical contributions of women and highlights the influ...... Click here to read this release



Halton region woodlot management workshop to help local residents save on their property taxes

Published Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:40:16 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors: Your forested property may reduce your taxes! (Halton, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association and the Trees Ontario Foundation are presenting a free woodlot management workshop at the Halton Conservation Office near Lowville on Wednesday, September 12, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Landowners with over 10 acres of forest will find out how to apply for property tax relief of up to 75% under the Managed Forest Tax ...... Click here to read this release



2007 Kawartha Lakes MFTIP workshop

Published Wed, 8 Aug 2007 09:56:20 EST Read More

Your forested property may reduce your taxes! Kawartha Lakes woodlot management workshop helps local residents apply for property tax relief (Bobcaygeon, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association and the Trees Ontario Foundation are presenting a free woodlot management workshop at the Bobcaygeon Community Centre in Bobcaygeon on Monday, August 20, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Landowners with over 10 acres of forest will find out how to apply for property tax relief up to 75% under the Managed ...... Click here to read this release



Milton MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes

Published Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:07:59 EST Read More

Milton MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes (Milton, Ontario, March 29, 2007) Last night, 27 local residents gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 136, to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation and the Hamilton Conservation Authority, hosted the workshop. ...... Click here to read this release



Bolton MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes

Published Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:00:55 EST Read More

(Bolton, Ontario, March 28, 2007) Last night, 28 local residents gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 371, 50 Ann Street, to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation and the Hamilton Conservation Authority, hosted the workshop. MFTIP is a voluntary program which provides significant property tax re...... Click here to read this release



Ancaster MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes

Published Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:14:13 EST Read More

(Ancaster, Ontario, March 27, 2007) Last night, local residents gathered at the Hamilton Conservation Authority to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation and the Hamilton Conservation Authority, hosted the workshop. MFTIP is a voluntary program which provides significant property tax reductions for lando...... Click here to read this release



Newmarket MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes!

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2007 16:08:35 EST Read More

Newmarket MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes! Workshop explains the benefits of forest stewardship (Newmarket, Ontario, March 1, 2007) Last night, local residents gathered at the Newmarket Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 426, to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Fou...... Click here to read this release



Port Perry MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes!

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2007 16:06:20 EST Read More

Port Perry MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes! (Port Perry, Ontario, February 28, 2007) Last night, 16 local residents gathered at the Port Perry Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 419, to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. MFTIP is a volun...... Click here to read this release



Shelburne MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes!

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2007 16:04:06 EST Read More

Shelburne MFTIP workshop shows forested landowners how to reduce their property taxes! Strong turn out for workshop that explains the benefits of forest stewardship (Shelburne, Ontario, February 27, 2007) Last night, 23 local residents gathered at the Shelburne Legion to learn how to reduce property taxes on their forested land. Landowners who qualify can save up to 75 per cent on their property taxes through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Ass...... Click here to read this release



Port Perry MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes on woodlots by up to 75%

Published Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:14:33 EST Read More

Your forested land can save you cash! MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes on their forested land by up to 75% (Port Perry, Ontario) The Ontario Forestry Association, in partnership with the Trees Ontario Foundation, is hosting another series of popular woodlot management workshops in 2007. Landowners with ten acres of forested land or more can find out how to apply for tax relief under the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), set objectives for their p...... Click here to read this release



Newmarket MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes on woodlots by up to 75%

Published Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:11:13 EST Read More

Your forested land can save you cash! MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes on their forested land by up to 75% (Newmarket, Ontario) The Ontario Forestry Association, in partnership with the Trees Ontario Foundation, is hosting another series of popular woodlot management workshops in 2007. Landowners with ten acres of forested land or more can find out how to apply for tax relief under the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), set objectives for their p...... Click here to read this release



2006 Christmas Tree Fact Sheet

Published Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:40:00 EST Read More

Ontario Forestry Association Real Christmas trees are more environmentally friendly than artificial trees: • Harvesting trees for holiday decorations is environmentally sound because the trees are raised for that purpose, often on marginal land that wouldn't support other types of agriculture. • Trees provide environmental benefits such as wildlife habitat, soil and water retention. • Christmas tree plantations act as a carbon dioxide sink. Each tree fixes carbon dioxide given ...... Click here to read this release



Real Ontario Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice

Published Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:38:44 EST Read More

(December 15, 2006) There’s nothing better than a real Christmas tree. Carla Grant, Executive Director of the Ontario Forestry Association, explains why and offers some excellent tips for finding that perfect tree. Why choose a real tree over an artificial one? Ms. Grant explains that, “Trees are grown on farms specifically for Christmas, and as they grow, they provide wildlife habitat, soil and water retention, and a carbon sink. Real Christmas trees are also grown in Ontario and are...... Click here to read this release



2006 Christmas Tree Fact Sheet - Ontario Forestry Association

Published Mon, 27 Nov 2006 15:46:11 EST Read More

For Immediate Release November 28, 2006 Carla Grant, Executive Director of the Ontario Forestry Association, is available for interviews to talk about choosing the right Christmas tree this holiday season. Contact Ms. Grant at 416-493-4565, cell 416-435-2349, or carlag@oforest.on.ca. Real Christmas trees are more environmentally friendly than artificial trees: • Harvesting trees for holiday decorations is environmentally sound because the trees are raised for that purpose, often o...... Click here to read this release



Essex MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Fri, 24 Nov 2006 09:31:48 EST Read More

Essex MFTIP workshop a success! 125 turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Essex, Ontario, November 24, 2006) Last night, 125 local residents gathered at the Essex Civic Centre to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, Essex Region Conservation Authority and ...... Click here to read this release



North York MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Thu, 9 Nov 2006 16:29:27 EST Read More

Toronto MFTIP workshop a success! Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Toronto, November 9, 2006) Last night, 34 local residents gathered at the Fairview Library to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of several wo...... Click here to read this release



Toronto MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Wed, 8 Nov 2006 11:57:18 EST Read More

Toronto MFTIP workshop a success! Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Toronto, November 8, 2006) Last night, 28 local residents gathered at the High Park Library to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of four fina...... Click here to read this release



MFTIP workshop at Kew Beach United Church to help local residents reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots

Published Tue, 7 Nov 2006 15:37:04 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash! MFTIP workshop at Kew Beach United Church to help local residents reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots NEW LOCATION (Toronto, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting a free woodlot management workshop at the Kew Beach United Church. This is one of two final workshops of the 2006 province-wide, 15-location tour that has already been attended by over 600 people. The free workshop at the Kew Beach United Chur...... Click here to read this release



Essex MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes on managed woodlots by up to 75%

Published Tue, 7 Nov 2006 15:28:01 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash! Essex MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes on managed woodlots by up to 75% (Essex, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting a free woodlot management workshop at the Essex Civic Centre on November 23rd. This is the final workshop of the 2006 province-wide, 15 location tour that has already been attended by more than 600 people. The free MTIP workshop will take place on Thursday, November 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It w...... Click here to read this release



Ottawa MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Thu, 2 Nov 2006 10:29:30 EST Read More

Ottawa MFTIP workshop a success! Local residents attend workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Ottawa, November 2, 2006) Last night, local residents gathered at the Ottawa Royal Canadian Legion, branch 595, to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. Th...... Click here to read this release



Belleville MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Wed, 1 Nov 2006 10:45:41 EST Read More

Belleville MFTIP workshop a success! Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Belleville, November 1, 2006) Last night, 53 local residents gathered at the main branch of the Belleville Public Library to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the w...... Click here to read this release



Ottawa MFTIP workshop to help local residents reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots

Published Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:23:27 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash! (Ottawa, ON) Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property can qualify for up to 75% in property tax reductions under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting a free workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 595, in downtown Ottawa, on Wednesday, November 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This workshop will show you how to apply for tax relief under MFTIP, set objectives for your proper...... Click here to read this release



MFTIP workshop at Kew Beach United Church to help residents with forested properties reduce property taxes up to 75%

Published Fri, 6 Oct 2006 08:53:48 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash! (Toronto, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting a free workshop at Kew Beach United Church on November 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The 2006 province-wide, 15 location tour has already been attended by more than 600 people. Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property in Ontario should attend the workshop to learn how to qualify for the 75% property tax reduction. This workshop, sponsored by the Trees Ontario Foundation, will also sh...... Click here to read this release



High Park MFTIP workshop to help residents with forested properties in Ontario reduce property taxes up to 75%

Published Fri, 6 Oct 2006 08:49:48 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash! (Toronto, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association, nearing the end of the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) workshop tour, is hosting a free workshop at the High Park Library on November 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The province-wide, 15 location tour has already been attended by more than 600 people. Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property in Ontario should attend the workshop to learn how to qualify for the 75% property tax r...... Click here to read this release



Toronto MFTIP workshops to help residents with forested properties in Ontario reduce property taxes up to 75%

Published Fri, 6 Oct 2006 08:48:06 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash! (Toronto, ON) The Ontario Forestry Association, nearing the end of the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) workshop tour, is hosting three free workshops in Toronto on November 7th, 8th, and 9th. The 2006 province-wide, 15 location tour has already been attended by more than 600 people. Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property in Ontario should attend the workshop to learn how to qualify for the 75% property tax reduction. Thi...... Click here to read this release



Peterborough MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Thu, 5 Oct 2006 09:38:00 EST Read More

Forty-five people turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Peterborough, October 5, 2006) Last night, 45 local residents gathered at the Knights of Columbus hall to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of several workshops that w...... Click here to read this release



Lindsay MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Wed, 4 Oct 2006 10:02:55 EST Read More

Seventy-three people turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Lindsay, October 4, 2006) Last night, 73 local residents gathered at the main branch of the Lindsay public library to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario's Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of several...... Click here to read this release



Uxbridge MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Tue, 3 Oct 2006 09:57:42 EST Read More

Over 100 turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Uxbridge, October 3, 2006) Last night, local residents packed the main branch of the Uxbridge public library, standing room only, to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of...... Click here to read this release



Barrie MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Thu, 28 Sep 2006 09:50:24 EST Read More

Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Barrie, September 28, 2006) Last night, 64 local residents packed the main branch of the Barrie public library to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of several workshops that w...... Click here to read this release



Aurora celebrates Maple Leaf Day

Published Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:25:25 EST Read More

Tree planting in Aurora marks Maple Leaf Day Aurora Mayor and representatives from Maple Leaves Forever, Trees Ontario Foundation and Ontario Forestry Association join local residents to mark anniversary (Aurora, ON, September 27, 2006) Today, Maple Leaves Forever, the Ontario Forestry Association and Trees Ontario Foundation joined with 25 people at the Aurora Arboretum to celebrate Maple Leaf Day by planting trees and sharing the connection between Canadians and our forests. Maple ...... Click here to read this release



Collingwood MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:23:28 EST Read More

Collingwood MFTIP workshop a success! Local residents attend workshop aimed at reducing property taxes through forest stewardship (Collingwood, September 27, 2006) Last night, 26 local residents gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion in downtown Collingwood to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation...... Click here to read this release



Owen Sound MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:33:07 EST Read More

Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Owen Sound, September 26, 2006) Last night, 84 local land owners gathered at the Royal Canadian Legion in downtown Owen Sound to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop. This is one of several w...... Click here to read this release



MFTIP workshop to help Collingwood residents reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots

Published Tue, 29 Aug 2006 12:03:18 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash (Collingwood, ON) Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property can qualify for up to 75% in property tax reductions under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting a free workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion, in downtown Collingwood on Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This workshop will show you how to apply for tax relief under MFTIP, set objectives for your property, ...... Click here to read this release



MFTIP workshop to help Owen Sound residents reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots

Published Tue, 29 Aug 2006 12:02:22 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash (Owen Sound, ON) Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property can qualify for up to 75% in property tax reductions under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting a free workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion, in downtown Owen Sound on Monday, September 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This workshop will show you how to apply for tax relief under MFTIP, set objectives for your property, pre...... Click here to read this release



Managed forests are worth some cash!

Published Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:30:17 EST Read More

Workshop to help forested property owners reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property can qualify for up to 75% in property tax reductions under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). Find out how! The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting free workshops (see list below) on MFTIP. These workshops will show you how to apply for tax relief under MFTIP, set objectives for your property, p...... Click here to read this release



Forest Property Tax Reduction Workshops a Success

Published Thu, 17 Aug 2006 10:00:06 EST Read More

Strong turnout for workshops, which continue across Ontario until mid-November (August 17, 2006) - Local residents of Bancroft, Haliburton and Bracebridge have recently gathered to learn how to reduce property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshops, which are being held across the province and continue unti...... Click here to read this release



Bracebridge Woodlot Management Workshop a Success!

Published Mon, 14 Aug 2006 12:47:56 EST Read More

Bracebridge MFTIP workshop a success! Standing room only for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Bracebridge, August 14, 2006) This past Thursday night, local residents gathered at the Bracebridge Royal Canadian Legion to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted...... Click here to read this release



Haliburton MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:14:09 EST Read More

Residents turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Haliburton, August 10, 2006) Wednesday night, local residents gathered at the Haliburton Legion to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion in Haliburton. Thi...... Click here to read this release



Bancroft MFTIP workshop a success!

Published Wed, 9 Aug 2006 10:01:32 EST Read More

Strong turn out for workshop aimed at reducing property tax through forest stewardship (Bancroft, ON, August 9) – Tuesday night, local residents gathered at the Bancroft Legion to learn how to reduce the property taxes on their forested land by up to 75 per cent through Ontario’s Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). The Ontario Forestry Association, with the support of the Trees Ontario Foundation, hosted the workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion in Bancroft. This is the firs...... Click here to read this release



OFA - Wind Damage

Published Fri, 4 Aug 2006 17:07:50 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity - Dealing with wind damaged trees Information for landowners from the Ontario Forestry Association To schedule interviews with Ontario Forestry Association representatives, Contact Don Huff at Environmental Communication Options (cell) 416-805-7720 The Ontario Forestry Association has the following tips for landowners impacted by wind damage from the August 2nd windstorm 1. Use extreme care with chain saws; this equipment is extremely dangerous for inexp...... Click here to read this release



Workshop to help forested property owners reduce property taxes and reap financial benefits of managed woodlots

Published Wed, 2 Aug 2006 14:19:24 EST Read More

Managed forests are worth some cash Landowners with more than 10 acres of forested property can qualify for up to 75% in property tax reductions under the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). Find out how! The Ontario Forestry Association is hosting free workshops (see list below) on MFTIP. These workshops will show you how to apply for tax relief under MFTIP, set objectives for your property, prepare a forest stewardship plan and identify local resources to assist you ...... Click here to read this release



Property tax assessment notices not all bad news - good news is in the mail for Ontario private forest land owners says OFA

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:52:43 EST Read More

Over 100,000 landowners eligible for Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (November 28, 2005) When property tax assessment notices arrive in the mail boxes of private forest land owners who are enrolled in the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) over the next few weeks, they will have plenty to be thankful for. “A recent provincial decision means that the 10,000 landowners enrolled in MFTIP will receive average assessment reductions in the 20 to 30% range and some can be as high as...... Click here to read this release