Ontario's Tree Atlas

Introduction

 

Wherever you live in the province, trees are essential to your health and well-being.

 

Trees shade our homes, add beauty to our communities and countryside, and protect biodiversity by providing food and habitat for birds and animals. Trees are natural air filters - taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Trees protect sources of drinking water by preventing soil erosion.

 

A young boy and an old man planting a tree

 

Trees absorb and store greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as they grow, making them an essential tool in Ontario's fight against climate change.

 

We can all contribute to a healthy natural environment by planting trees. Before planting, it's important to research a variety of tree species, or talk to an expert, to find out which trees grow best in your part of the province.

 

Every tree we plant helps to clean our air, increase wildlife habitat and fight climate change. Think of what a difference planting millions of trees will make to our environment and our quality of life over time!

 

Launch the Tree Atlas

Use the Tree Atlas to learn which trees are native to Ontario and the best species to plant where you live.

 

Learn More

 

Tree Planting Tips - A bit of planning will help you plant your trees properly to ensure they thrive and survive.

 

Facts About Trees - Interesting facts about trees in Ontario and how they affect climate change.

 

Plant a Tree - Find out how you can help grow a greener and cleaner future for our province and our planet.

 

50 Million Tree Program - Ontario's fight against climate change includes planting 50 million trees across southern Ontario by 2020.

 

Partner Links - Visit these partner websites for more information on planting trees in Ontario.