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Forests Ontario regularly authors and shares reports on important topics affecting the environment, the public, and the forestry sector in Ontario.

Introducing EcoHealth Ontario: Environment, Public Health and Resilience to Climate Change

Introducing EcoHealth Ontario: Environment, Public Health and Resilience to Climate Change

  April 1, 2015 – As people who care about both the forests and the trees, Forests Ontario members have an intuitive grasp on the link between vibrant ecosystems and well-being. Unfortunately, these links are not well-connected in many current programs and policies, which tend to separate public health from ecosystems and the environment. This... Read More

Collaborating to Green the Southwestern Ontario Landscape

Collaborating to Green the Southwestern Ontario Landscape

  The natural landscapes of southern Ontario are under pressure from a host of challenges. While the devastation of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation is most immediately evident in the damage it has inflicted, a wide range of additional pressures have made ecological restoration in the region a complex puzzle requiring equally complex and... Read More

Ontario Tree Seed Plant Hosts Forests Ontario’s Annual General Meeting

Ontario Tree Seed Plant Hosts Forests Ontario’s Annual General Meeting

On September 20th, 2014, Forests Ontario held its 1st Annual General Meeting since it formed following the merger of Trees Ontario and the Ontario Forestry Association. The meeting was held at the Ontario Tree Seed Plant (OTSP) in Angus, Ontario and kicked off with an introduction from Forests Ontario CEO, Rob Keen, who welcomed members... Read More

Honourable Glen Murray Addresses Climate Change at Grey to Green Conference

Honourable Glen Murray Addresses Climate Change at Grey to Green Conference

On August 25th, 2014, participants gathered at the Grey to Green conference at the Eaton Chelsea in Toronto hosted by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. The conference brought together engineers, policy makers, non-profit leaders, and healthcare professionals to discuss and develop strategies for improving public health, economic opportunity, and the health of our natural environment... Read More

Summitt Energy plants 18,000 trees in honour of EverGreen Program Homeowners’ Commitment to Energy

TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ – Trees offer homeowners more than landscaping aesthetics. In addition to beautifying our communities, trees reduce local air pollution, have the potential to mitigate storm water damage, and reduce homeowners’ electricity costs, according to a May 2013 study by Ryerson University entitled, “Growing Summer Energy Conservation through Residential Tree Planting”.... Read More

New Report Highlights the Importance of Innovative Tree Planting Techniques

Trees Ontario announces the release of the Alternative Approaches to Afforestation report TORONTO, October 17, 2012 – Earlier today, Trees Ontario released a progressive report that combines modern afforestation methods with decades of planting experience. Alternative Approaches to Afforestation pushes the boundaries of conventional tree planting models by offering comprehensive afforestation and reforestation methodologies which... Read More

Expert forum takes lead on addressing links between the environment, health and economy

Expert forum takes lead on addressing links between the environment, health and economy

TORONTO, September 13, 2012 – A group of leading experts from the medical community as well as the environment, forestry, planning, parks, heritage, education and government sectors gathered yesterday to discuss the role of trees and forests in building healthy communities. The Healthy Dose of Green Expert Forum, hosted by Trees Ontario and sponsored by... Read More

A greener environment leads to leaner health care costs

TORONTO, February 16, 2012 – Trees are economic assets to the province of Ontario. A healthy natural environment has a direct connection to health care costs, particularly where preventable diseases and conditions are concerned. Our surrounding environment has a significant impact not only on the air we breathe, but on the choice of activities and... Read More

Trees Ontario released A Healthy Dose of Green at the 63rd Annual OFA Conference

TORONTO, ON, Feb. 10, 2012 – Today, at the Ontario Forestry Association’s 63rd Annual Conference, Trees Ontario presented a paper entitled A Healthy Dose of Green: A prescription for a healthy population. A Healthy Dose of Green highlights the direct links between the natural environment – especially trees and forests – and human health. These links include... Read More

Trees Ontario’s former Board of Trustees Member honoured by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association

Trees Ontario’s former Board of Trustees Member honoured by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association

June 20, 2011 – Anne Koven, former Trees Ontario Board of Trustees Member and Secretary Treasurer, was amongst a handful of award winners honoured by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association at their Annual General Meeting held recently in Timmins, Ontario. Mrs. Koven received the Bayly Award, named after G.H.U. “Terk” Bayly. Although a graduate of... Read More