During the 1980’s up to 30 million trees a year were planted on rural privately owned properties across Ontario. In the late 1990’s planting levels dropped to as low as two million trees per year. Experts tell us that in order to achieve 30 per cent forest cover and a healthy ecosystem we need to plant over a billion more trees. Trees Ontario is now part of Forest Ontario, a not-for-profit organization that requires the financial support of individuals and organizations. The 50 Million Trees project is supported by the Province of Ontario.