Forests Ontario wants to see tens of thousands of trees planted this spring with the help of local property owners.

The group has expanded their 50 Million Tree Program to land and property owners, which will reduce the cost of planting. Forests Ontario says that landowners may be eligible for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program, which can reduce property taxes by planting trees. Since its founding in 2008, Forests Ontario says that it has planted more that 29 million trees, which has resulted in over 16 thousand hectares of new forests.

Forests Ontario says they have so far worked with over 5000 landowners to plant over 16 thousand hectares of land, and created around 300 forest-sector jobs. In addition to flood protection and health benefits, the group says that landowners can be eligible for the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. A link to the program can be found here.

To date, Forests Ontario says they have helped put 1.2 million trees in the ground in Renfrew County.