Forest Renewal Charges

The Crown Forest Sustainability Act provides for the establishment of a Forest Renewal Trust Fund to reimburse operators for silvicultural expenses incurred in Crown forests. Companies who have entered into sustainable forest licences with the Ontario government make payments into the Trust based on assessed forest renewal charges. Each cubic metre of wood harvested in the province is subject to this renewal charge. Renewal charges may vary across the province and regional boundaries established by the Ministry of Natural Resource. More about Crown timber charges. For clarity purposes renewal charges for Mixedwood Bioproducts are displayed in a separate table.

Renewal rates for the following forests have changed (please see renewal table for more details).


Effective May 1, 2011 - Crossroute Forest
Effective July 1, 2011 - Black Spruce Forest
Effective Oct. 1, 2011 - Ogoki Forest

Forest Renewal Charges 
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Forest renewal

April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012

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Forest renewal - mixedwood bioproducts

April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012

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