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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

Revolution Recycling Supports Tree Planting Across the Country with Forest Recovery Canada

Toronto, ON, February 13th, 2017 – Forests Ontario is proud to announce a new national tree planting partnership with Revolution Recycling Inc. in support of our Forest Recovery Canada program. The partnership kicked off in 2016 with Revolution pledging support for the planting of 1000 trees and will continue with an additional tree planted for... 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

Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Honours Canadian Forces

Highway of Heroes Living Tribute Honours Canadian Forces

Forests Ontario is honoured to be a planting partner in the Highway of Heroes (HOH) Living Tribute campaign, an effort that will result in the establishment of 117,000 trees along the Highway of Heroes, the 170-kilometer portion of Highway 401 that runs from Trenton to Toronto. There are several ways to get involved with and... Read More

Connecting Students from the Greater Toronto Region with our Forests

Connecting Students from the Greater Toronto Region with our Forests

Forests Ontario Hosts Inaugural Forestry Connects program in southern Ontario

Stouffville, Ontario, November 8, 2016 – Today, in partnership with the Municipality of York Region, Forests Ontario hosted local schools for its first Forestry Connects program in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre provided the ideal location to unite 35 urban students with nature. Students participated in several... Read More

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY: Delivery of 35-Foot Ontario-grown White Spruce Christmas Tree to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY: Delivery of 35-Foot Ontario-grown White Spruce Christmas Tree to Toronto’s Gardiner Museum

12 Trees exhibition encourages artists and designers to go green

On Thursday November 10, the Gardiner Museum will kick off its annual 12 Trees exhibition with the delivery of a 35-foot white spruce, donated by Forests Ontario, with support from Ontario Wood. The tree will be brought to the Gardiner on a 25-tonne truck and hoisted by crane onto the Museum’s front plaza. Last year,... Read More

12 Trees Exhibition Encourages Contemporary Artists to Go Green

Gardiner Museum featuring installations made from natural, recycled, and sustainable materials

Toronto, ON October 25, 2016—Last year, the Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition was transformed by contemporary artists and designers who reinterpreted the traditional Christmas tree, drawing more visitors to the Museum and providing a spectacular backdrop for the sold-out G Party gala. This year, the Museum presents a new crop of original trees, inspired... Read More

From Marginal Farmland to a Vibrant Forest

From Marginal Farmland to a Vibrant Forest

Artists Meg and Maury Breslow Recognized as Green Leaders for Transforming the Landscape

Seeley’s Bay, Ont., October 25, 2016 – From their country-side home near Kingston, Ontario, artists Meg and Maury Breslow overlook their legacy – where there was once marginal farmland, thousands of trees grow tall on their 18-acre parcel of land that is flourishing into a verdant forest. Maury first purchased the property in 1975, after... 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