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University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario’s Largest Environmental Competition

University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario’s Largest Environmental Competition

Posted: May 31, 2018

More than 120 high school students from across the province took part in the 2018 Ontario Envirothon, an intensive multi-day competition held at the University of Waterloo. This year, University of Toronto Schools won first place out of 21 teams, becoming the Ontario Envirothon Provincial Champions. Competitors were tested on their knowledge of aquatics, soils,... Read More

Woodlot Owner Advisory Services Available to Residents of York Region Battling Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Woodlot Owner Advisory Services Available to Residents of York Region Battling Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Posted: May 15, 2018

NEWMARKET, ON (May 15, 2018) – When it comes to the highly destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), identification is only half of the battle. This bright, metallic-green beetle, measuring approximately one to 1.5 centimeters in length, attacks North America’s native ash trees. Originally from Asia, EAB is an invasive species that overtakes an ash tree... Read More

Environmentally Friendly Building

Environmentally Friendly Building

Posted: May 8, 2018

by Nick and Rita Savauge Who are we? A son and his mom with a passion for environmentally friendly building and providing people with a healthy, happy home. We’re Nick and Rita, founders of Blom Contracting Inc. We’re passionate about the wellbeing of people, the environment and each and every job we take on. Our... Read More

All Grown Up: Forests Ontario’s Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

All Grown Up: Forests Ontario’s Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

Posted: May 8, 2018

Forests Ontario celebrated a milestone this month with the tenth annual Community Tree Planting Weekend. This year, 800 volunteers joined forces in seven locations across the province to improve their communities and the environment. Community Tree Plant was established in 2008 to unite community members with the common goal of enhancing our urban forests. Since... Read More

It’s Time for a National Tree Planting Strategy

It’s Time for a National Tree Planting Strategy

Posted: March 21, 2018

Rob Keen CEO of Forest Recovery Canada, a division of Forests Ontario Spring is a time for renewal and growth. In Canada, this means tree planting. As Canadians, we understand the importance of our trees and forests, and recognize the benefits they provide.  We inherently understand that planting trees is a good thing, and that... 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 planting organizations, municipalities, First Nations, ENGOs and corporate sponsors outside the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada (FRC), our national tree planting division. 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
29,675,890 Trees Planted
18,191 Ha Covered
204,610,103 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 281,338,891 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.