Forests Ontario

Community Events

Aurora Community Arboretum Annual Tree Plant

May 6th, 2017

Join us to plant 500+ trees! We’ll supply shovels and plants. Great event for families and students who need volunteer hours planting trees and shrubs.

Rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot wear.

Event runs from 10am-12pm.

Birkshire Drive, near Skipton Trail, entrance beside Optimist Park Aurora, ON

Heritage Trees: An Evaluator’s Perspective

Posted: April 13, 2017

by John Barker This year, Forests Ontario invites you to celebrate our province’s 150th anniversary by celebrating the unique and storied trees across our communities. The Ontario Heritage Tree Program recognizes and celebrates trees across the province with special cultural or historic significance. If you’d like to help tell the story of Ontario’s forests, including... Read More

Get Your Trees Today and Join the Green Leaf Challenge

Get Your Trees Today and Join the Green Leaf Challenge

Posted: April 11, 2017

The Green Leaf Challenge is an initiative of Forests Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re inviting Ontarians to join together to plant three million trees across the province. There are many different ways to participate in the GLC. You can participate in a community tree... Read More

Nature-Based Environmental Competitions Take Over Province This Month

Nature-Based Environmental Competitions Take Over Province This Month

Students to Compete in 2017 Ontario Envirothon Regional Competitions

Toronto, ON, April 6th, 2017 – Throughout April, more than 700 Ontario high school students will participate in 2017 Ontario Envirothon Regional Competitions. The Ontario Envirothon has helped students acquire an education in environmental health and natural ecosystems since 1994. Students from 15 Ontario regions—from Toronto to Thunder Bay—will participate in interactive field trips to... Read More

Planting for Pollinators

Posted: April 6, 2017

Choose the pollinator: A) An ant climbing a sugar maple B) A bee landing on a sunflower C) A bat hanging from an American Basswood D) All of the above If you chose ‘D’ you were absolutely correct! Although bees are most commonly associated with plant pollination, Ontario’s pollinators also include wasps, ants, flies, butterflies,... Read More

Seed Forecasting

Forests Ontario has established a seed forecasting database to monitor and better track seed availability for future planting use. In order to continue and better this tracking process, we need our partners and the public’s support in providing seed report information.

Here’s how you can get involved in seed forecasting.