Forests Ontario

News & Events

    • OISE Eco-Fair & Climate of Change Conference

      February 4

      This one day conference will provide a professional learning opportunity in Environmental Education for TDSB teachers, OISE students, and others interested in the work of the EcoSchools Program.

      Forests Ontario is pleased to be participating in the 8th annual eco-fair running over the conferences lunch. Join us to learn about our educational programs.

      Location
      OISE, University of Toronto 252 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario
      Link
      www.oise.utoronto.ca
    • 2017 Annual Conference

      February 9 to February 10

      As Ontarians, we should take pride in knowing that we have some of the best managed forests in the world, thanks to the many communities and families who have maintained our forests for generations. Join us on February 10, 2017 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, as we discuss how it takes a forest to build healthy communities and a robust and prosperous society. Learn more about #ItTakesAForest.

      The Annual Conference will take place on Friday, February 10th. We encourage everyone to join us at the Inn the night before for a reception. Contact the Nottawasaga Inn directly to book your room.

      Location
      Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston
      Link
      actionpage.causeview.com
      Email
      info@forestsontario.ca
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • 2017 Annual Conference

      February 9 to February 10

      As Ontarians, we should take pride in knowing that we have some of the best managed forests in the world, thanks to the many communities and families who have maintained our forests for generations. Join us on February 10, 2017 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, as we discuss how it takes a forest to build healthy communities and a robust and prosperous society. Learn more about #ItTakesAForest.

      The Annual Conference will take place on Friday, February 10th. We encourage everyone to join us at the Inn the night before for a reception. Contact the Nottawasaga Inn directly to book your room.

      Location
      Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston
      Link
      actionpage.causeview.com
      Email
      info@forestsontario.ca
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • Environmental Education Conference at UOIT

      February 17

      Forests Ontario is excited to be presenting at the UOIT Environmental Education Conference about It Takes A Forest: Exploring the World of Forestry. The session will highlight the importance of our forests and provided educators with valuable resources to introduce forests into their own classrooms.

      Location
      Oshawa
    • Eureka Conference

      February 17

      Forests Ontario is excited to be attending the Eureka Conference with the TDSB to promote our education programs and resources.

      Location
      Toronto
    • Seedy Saturday

      February 18

      Come visit Forests Ontario’s booth at Seedy Saturday in Picton from 10am-3pm to learn about seed collecting as well as our tree planting programs that could work for you.

      Seedy Saturdays are fun events for anyone interested in buying seeds, attending workshops or taking part in the community seed exchange, all with the main goal of adding some green to your property.

      Location
      41 Baker st, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, Picton, ON
      Link
      www.seeds.ca
    • Kemptville Woodlot Conference

      February 22

      The Kemptville Woodlot  Conference is an excellent opportunity for people of all different backgrounds to come together and learn about forestry and woodlot management in Ontario. Stop by the Forests Ontario booth to talk to our staff about the “It takes a Forest” campaign, an initiative to recognize and promote the Forestry sector in Ontario, as well to learn about the tree planting programs we offer. Looking forward to seeing you there!

      Location
      North Grenville Municipal Complex, Kemptville, ON
      Link
      www.eomf.on.ca
    • Get the Dirt on Soils: Envirothon Webinar

      February 27

      Presented by Paul Hazlett, a Forest Soils Scientist with Natural Resources Canada this webinar will introduce participants to the importance of soil in our daily lives. Gain knowledge about the components of soil and learn how soil compaction is measured through a hands-on demonstration of calculating soil bulk density.  Great prep for a regional Envirothon competition!

      Participants are required to register in advance to participate. Webinar will start at 3:30 pm.

      Location
      Online
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
    • London Farm Show

      March 8 to March 10

      The London Farm show is an opportunity to explore the newest agricultural products and services. We encourage you to visit Forests Ontario’s booth to learn about tree planting on your property.  If you are considering a windbreak or have idle land, our tree planting programs could work for you!

      Location
      Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District London, ON
      Link
      www.westernfairdistrict.com
    • London Farm Show

      March 8 to March 10

      The London Farm show is an opportunity to explore the newest agricultural products and services. We encourage you to visit Forests Ontario’s booth to learn about tree planting on your property.  If you are considering a windbreak or have idle land, our tree planting programs could work for you!

      Location
      Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District London, ON
      Link
      www.westernfairdistrict.com
    • London Farm Show

      March 8 to March 10

      The London Farm show is an opportunity to explore the newest agricultural products and services. We encourage you to visit Forests Ontario’s booth to learn about tree planting on your property.  If you are considering a windbreak or have idle land, our tree planting programs could work for you!

      Location
      Metroland Media Agriplex, Western Fair District London, ON
      Link
      www.westernfairdistrict.com
    • Ottawa Valley Farm Show

      March 14 to March 16

      The Ottawa Valley Farm show is the largest farm show in Eastern Ontario and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Come out to learn about all things farming and how you can incorporate tree planting on your property. Forests Ontario is pleased to be exhibiting so come stop by our booth to speak to our Field Advisors and learn how you can add a windbreak to your property or add function and value to your marginal land by planting trees. We hope to see you there!

      Location
      EY Center, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa
      Link
      ottawafarmshow.com
    • Ottawa Valley Farm Show

      March 14 to March 16

      The Ottawa Valley Farm show is the largest farm show in Eastern Ontario and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Come out to learn about all things farming and how you can incorporate tree planting on your property. Forests Ontario is pleased to be exhibiting so come stop by our booth to speak to our Field Advisors and learn how you can add a windbreak to your property or add function and value to your marginal land by planting trees. We hope to see you there!

      Location
      EY Center, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa
      Link
      ottawafarmshow.com
    • Ottawa Valley Farm Show

      March 14 to March 16

      The Ottawa Valley Farm show is the largest farm show in Eastern Ontario and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Come out to learn about all things farming and how you can incorporate tree planting on your property. Forests Ontario is pleased to be exhibiting so come stop by our booth to speak to our Field Advisors and learn how you can add a windbreak to your property or add function and value to your marginal land by planting trees. We hope to see you there!

      Location
      EY Center, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa
      Link
      ottawafarmshow.com
    • Spring Cottage Life Show

      March 31 to April 2

      Let’s get together at the Spring Cottage Life Show!

      Forests Ontario is pleased to join more than 550 exhibitors showcasing boats, docks, innovative building products, green solutions, decor, arts and crafts, food, water toys and more at this years Spring Cottage Life Show. Stop by our booth (shared with Ontario Wood) to learn more about tree planting programs.

      Location
      The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga
      Link
      shows.cottagelife.com
    • Spring Cottage Life Show

      March 31 to April 2

      Let’s get together at the Spring Cottage Life Show!

      Forests Ontario is pleased to join more than 550 exhibitors showcasing boats, docks, innovative building products, green solutions, decor, arts and crafts, food, water toys and more at this years Spring Cottage Life Show. Stop by our booth (shared with Ontario Wood) to learn more about tree planting programs.

      Location
      The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga
      Link
      shows.cottagelife.com
    • Spring Cottage Life Show

      March 31 to April 2

      Let’s get together at the Spring Cottage Life Show!

      Forests Ontario is pleased to join more than 550 exhibitors showcasing boats, docks, innovative building products, green solutions, decor, arts and crafts, food, water toys and more at this years Spring Cottage Life Show. Stop by our booth (shared with Ontario Wood) to learn more about tree planting programs.

      Location
      The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga
      Link
      shows.cottagelife.com
    • Go Wild Grow Wild

      April 8

      Join in the celebration of Canada’s Deep South! Check out the largest gathering of region’s businesses, experts, organizations, and groups to inspire your next adventure! Go Wild Grow Wild Expo will showcase what to do, where to go, and how to protect Carolinian Canada through interactive workshops, live demonstrations, booths and so much more!!

      Location
      Metroland Media Agriplex, London, Ontario
      Link
      caroliniancanada.ca
    • Ajax Community Plant

      April 22

      Save the date! Forests Ontario and our partners invite you to help us green your community by planting trees. No experience is necessary. Events details will be posted as they become available.

      Location
      TBD
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      info@forestsontario.ca
      Phone
      416-646-1193
    • EcoLinks

      May 5

      Forests Ontario is pleased to be exhibiting at the annual Ontario Society for Environmental Education Conference. Stop by our table to learn about our popular forest focused education programs.

      Location
      Ball’s Falls Conservation Area 3292 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, ON
      Link
      home.osee.ca
    • Community Tree Plant

      May 6

      The community that plants together, grows together! The annual Forests Ontario Community Planting Weekend takes place during the first weekend of May. It brings together families, community members and volunteers to take part in a half-day tree planting to promote local engagement and environmental awareness.

      Planting locations will be posted as they are confirmed. Please stay tuned for more details.

       

      Location
      Planting locations to be confirmed.
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      info@forestsontario.ca
      Phone
      416-646-1193
    • Grey to Green Conference

      May 8 to May 10

      Explore the latest in green infastructure performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.

      Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and exceptional networking events. This year, be one of the first to learn about the City of Toronto’s new Green Streets Guideline and the Province of Ontario’s new Stormwater Design Guidelines.

      Location
      Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario
      Link
      greytogreenconference.org
    • Grey to Green Conference

      May 8 to May 10

      Explore the latest in green infastructure performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.

      Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and exceptional networking events. This year, be one of the first to learn about the City of Toronto’s new Green Streets Guideline and the Province of Ontario’s new Stormwater Design Guidelines.

      Location
      Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario
      Link
      greytogreenconference.org
    • Grey to Green Conference

      May 8 to May 10

      Explore the latest in green infastructure performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.

      Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and exceptional networking events. This year, be one of the first to learn about the City of Toronto’s new Green Streets Guideline and the Province of Ontario’s new Stormwater Design Guidelines.

      Location
      Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Ontario
      Link
      greytogreenconference.org
    • OPFA Annual Conference

      May 15 to May 18

      Location
      Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, Ontario
      Link
      secure.opfa.ca
    • OPFA Annual Conference

      May 15 to May 18

      Location
      Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, Ontario
      Link
      secure.opfa.ca
    • OPFA Annual Conference

      May 15 to May 18

      Location
      Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, Ontario
      Link
      secure.opfa.ca
    • OPFA Annual Conference

      May 15 to May 18

      Location
      Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, Guelph, Ontario
      Link
      secure.opfa.ca
    • Ontario Envirothon Championships

      May 28 to May 31

      Top teams from regional Envirothon competitions will  gather at Fleming College (Lindsay Campus) to compete for the title of Ontario Envirothon Champions.

      The winning Ontario team will represent the province at the 2017 Envirothon in Baltimore, Maryland in July.

      Location
      Fleming College, Lindsay
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      envirothon@forestsontario.ca
    • Ontario Envirothon Championships

      May 28 to May 31

      Top teams from regional Envirothon competitions will  gather at Fleming College (Lindsay Campus) to compete for the title of Ontario Envirothon Champions.

      The winning Ontario team will represent the province at the 2017 Envirothon in Baltimore, Maryland in July.

      Location
      Fleming College, Lindsay
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      envirothon@forestsontario.ca
    • Ontario Envirothon Championships

      May 28 to May 31

      Top teams from regional Envirothon competitions will  gather at Fleming College (Lindsay Campus) to compete for the title of Ontario Envirothon Champions.

      The winning Ontario team will represent the province at the 2017 Envirothon in Baltimore, Maryland in July.

      Location
      Fleming College, Lindsay
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      envirothon@forestsontario.ca
    • Ontario Envirothon Championships

      May 28 to May 31

      Top teams from regional Envirothon competitions will  gather at Fleming College (Lindsay Campus) to compete for the title of Ontario Envirothon Champions.

      The winning Ontario team will represent the province at the 2017 Envirothon in Baltimore, Maryland in July.

      Location
      Fleming College, Lindsay
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      envirothon@forestsontario.ca
    • SawTech Log Expo

      June 23 to June 25

      Over 250 displays, including: live demo sites, sawmill & wood processing equipment demonstrations, wood manufacturers from Ontario’s forest will be promoting their products and offering Trade Show Specials on-site. The Show will host a number of activities such as recruitment job fair, tours, demos, conferences, networking functions and competitions. This year’s event promises to be the largest forestry show ever held in Ontario.

      Location
      Renfrew, Ontario
      Link
      sawtechlogexpo.com
    • SawTech Log Expo

      June 23 to June 25

      Over 250 displays, including: live demo sites, sawmill & wood processing equipment demonstrations, wood manufacturers from Ontario’s forest will be promoting their products and offering Trade Show Specials on-site. The Show will host a number of activities such as recruitment job fair, tours, demos, conferences, networking functions and competitions. This year’s event promises to be the largest forestry show ever held in Ontario.

      Location
      Renfrew, Ontario
      Link
      sawtechlogexpo.com
    • Rouge National Urban Park Flagship BioBlitz

      June 24 to June 25

      Join Ontario Bioblitz in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday while engaging in citizen science! Registered for guided blitz sessions will open March 21st, 2017.

      Location
      Rouge National Urban Park
      Link
      www.ontariobioblitz.ca
    • SawTech Log Expo

      June 23 to June 25

      Over 250 displays, including: live demo sites, sawmill & wood processing equipment demonstrations, wood manufacturers from Ontario’s forest will be promoting their products and offering Trade Show Specials on-site. The Show will host a number of activities such as recruitment job fair, tours, demos, conferences, networking functions and competitions. This year’s event promises to be the largest forestry show ever held in Ontario.

      Location
      Renfrew, Ontario
      Link
      sawtechlogexpo.com
    • Rouge National Urban Park Flagship BioBlitz

      June 24 to June 25

      Join Ontario Bioblitz in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday while engaging in citizen science! Registered for guided blitz sessions will open March 21st, 2017.

      Location
      Rouge National Urban Park
      Link
      www.ontariobioblitz.ca
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Latest News

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

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

Reports

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