To achieve 30% forest cover in Southern Ontario would require one billion trees.
A relatively modest investment in trees and forests can reap great rewards by reducing long term health care costs and increasing the health, well-being and productivity of current and future generations of Ontarians. Trees Ontario is committed to re-greening Ontario’s landscape and is the largest not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. By highlighting the links between human health and the health or rural and urban forests, Trees Ontario hopes to increase support for tree planting initiatives and stimulate collaborative action to significantly enhance and restore forest cover across Ontario. (2012) By Trees Ontario.