Tall Tree Forestry
Tall Tree Forestry
Helping landowners meet their forest objectives through sustainable forest management.

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Plan (MFTIP)

What is a managed forest plan (MFTIP)?

Land entered into the program and managed accordingly allows landowners to save 75% on property tax. For a brief overview of what a MFTIP is, who is eligible to participate, what is required to participate please visit our Managed Forest Tax Incentive Services page or visit the Ontario government’s page.

When are new applications of MFTIPs due?

Application deadline for new plans are due by June 30th, a year prior to start year date. For example; new plan start date is January 1st, 2019 the application deadline is June 30th, 2018.

When are 5-year progress report and copy of activities due?

The 5-year progress report and a copy of the Report of Activities (Section 9) from your plan are due by July 31st of year 5 in the program. For example; new plan start date is January 1st, 2019 the 5-year deadline is July 31st, 2023.

When are the 10-year plan renewals due?

10-year plan renewals are due by July 31st, of year 10 in the program. For example; new plan start date is January 1st, 2019 the 10-year renewal deadline is July 31st, 2028.

I missed a submission date. What do I do?

If you missed either the 5-year progress report or 10-year renewal it is likely your property has been removed from the program. If you don’t renew your plan, you need to submit a MFTIP Landowner Report to the MFTIP program administrator. Otherwise a new application for participation is required and is due by June 30th.

Can I cut wood or log if I have a MFTIP?

Yes. According to MFTIP guidelines as long as managed forest activities are completed in accordance with good forest management practices cutting and or removing wood is an acceptable activity. Please note forestry laws vary greatly across Ontario. Ensure all work is completed according to governing legislation.

Who do I contact to get a copy of my Property Assessment Notice?

Please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) 1-866-296-6722

Can planting trees increase my managed forest area?

Yes! If the right requirements are met planting trees on your property may allow you to increase managed forest area.

 

Tree Planting

Why won’t you plant large forested blocks?

We would love to plant large blocks of trees however we do not have the resources to assist you with this activity. We can help steer you in the right direction towards hiring a trusted planter and in some cases assist you in obtaining planting grants!

Do you plant trees under the 50 million tree program?

No. Our planting projects are not large enough in scale to be eligible for government grants and we are not recognized as a planting agency for any government funded programs.

Can planting trees make my property eligible for the managed forest tax incentive program?

Yes! If the right requirements are met planting trees on your property may make your property eligible for participation the MFTIP. For example, a minimum of 9.88 acres of forested land is required for participation. If a 9.88 acres of a 10 acre fallow field was planted in accordance to manage forest eligibility standards the property is then eligible for participation.

Climate change is happening. Should I still plant trees?

Yes, even more so now then ever! In order for your trees or forests of trees to survive climate change you must manage them in accordance to the changing climate. The truth is some tree species on your property and across central and southern Ontario may not be able to survive the new average temperatures in coming years. For this reason we may suggest supplemental planting or seed introduction of complimentary species.

Other Questions

Are you a registered professional forester (rpf)?

Although we are qualified and hold the appropriate credentials to complete all work we do, there are no registered professional foresters on Tall Tree Forestry’s staff. For more information about us and our credentials please visit our about us page.

How come you tree mark but do not write tree marking prescriptions?

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