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Local Couple is Passionate About Trees and the Great Outdoors

Local Couple is Passionate About Trees and the Great Outdoors

Award recognizes Bud and Jill Guertin as Green Leaders for land stewardship

Brighton, Ontario, February 22, 2017 – Bud and Jill Guertin have many stories to share about acquiring and tending their 100-acre parcel of land in Brighton, Ontario. Although neither grew up on a farm, they purchased the land in 1960 and quickly became self-taught farmers. Bud and Jill first met in the summer of 1957... Read More

LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

LCBO Supports Forests Ontario's Tree Planting Initiatives through Provincial Donation Box

TORONTO, February 15, 2017 – Starting February 26th, the public can support Forests Ontario by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Forests Ontario (featuring the images below) will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 31st. Forests Ontario is the voice for our... Read More

Jeff Muzzi Recognized for Support of Local Wood Industry

Jeff Muzzi Recognized for Support of Local Wood Industry

Industry veteran presented with Ontario Wood Award at Forests Ontario’s annual conference

TORONTO, ON, February 10th, 2017 – The Ontario Wood Award is presented to individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the support and promotion of local wood. The 2017 Award was presented at Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference, held at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario. This year’s recipient was Jeff Muzzi, Chief Forester... Read More

Forests Ontario and Del Ridge Homes Continue Partnership to Restore Canada’s Forests

Forests Ontario and Del Ridge Homes Continue Partnership to Restore Canada’s Forests

This Saturday, Forests Ontario, GreenLife Del Ridge Homes, the City of Markham, and 45 volunteers from the community came together at Milne Dam Conservation Park to plant 1800 trees. We were honoured to be joined by Mayor Frank Scarpitti of Markham who thanked everyone for the day’s efforts. The planting brought a close to a... Read More

Apply Now to Begin Planting Trees Next Spring

Apply Now to Begin Planting Trees Next Spring

50 Million Tree Program offers site visits to landowners

Beat the spring rush and organize a site visit today. Planting trees is a simple solution to help combat climate change. Landowners with a minimum of 2.5 acres (one hectare) of plantable land may be eligible for a generous tree planting incentive program delivered by Forests Ontario.  This program is for large-scale plantings. “Make a... Read More

Ontario Envirothon

Ontario Envirothon

The Ontario Envirothon isn’t just an educational program—it’s a team-based competition for high school students who love the outdoors. Think of it as an incubator for the environmental leaders of tomorrow, designed to prepare students for future green careers. Read More

50 Million Tree Program

50 Million Tree Program

The province of Ontario has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, and to date, we’ve helped more than 4,000 landowners who have planted over 23 million trees. Read More

  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Ontario
Forest Recovery Canada

Forest Recovery Canada

For landowners with properties outside of the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada, a tree planting initiative for private and public landowners and municipalities nationwide. Read More

  • Less Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Greater Than 2.5 Acres / 1 Hectare
  • Open
  • Treed
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon
26,114,450 Trees Planted
16,276 Ha Covered
158,487,741 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 217,920,644 Kg of CO2 Absorbed
... Km driven
... Km flown

About Forests Ontario

At Forests Ontario, we’re dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener. Our ambitious tree planting initiatives, extensive education programs, and decades of community engagement have helped plant millions of  trees in the province each year—and it’s through these efforts that we’re bringing our vision for healthier forests to a new generation of stewards, partners, teachers, and donors.

As a non-profit registered charity, we’re always looking for volunteers, sponsors, and donors who will help keep our forests green—and help keep our programs running. You can donate today in minutes, help organize a local event, make forests part of your social corporate responsibility plans, or sign-up for one of our workshops or community days to learn more.

When you support us, you support the future of Ontario’s forests.