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Trees Breathe New Life into Farmer’s Land – And Second Career

Trees Breathe New Life into Farmer’s Land – And Second Career

Trent Massey recognized as a Green Leader after planting new forest

Trent Massey was a farmer raising cows, chickens, pigs and goats in Echo Bay, Ontario—home of The Big Loonie. But when he had to pack the business in and sell his livestock, he and his wife were left wondering what to do with their sprawling 30 acres of land.    When Trent was introduced to Forests... Read More

The Ripple Effect – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

The Ripple Effect – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

Posted: January 4, 2018

Climate change is happening now and the impacts are causing a ripple effect across the globe. Whether you believe in climate change or not, our world is facing greater challenges. Climate change has meant more extreme weather, dirtier air, warmer water, food and water shortages, more disease, and severe impacts on human health. Despite dire... Read More

Santa’s not here yet…but the world’s tallest (not actually confirmed)  Christmas tree is now up at the Toronto Christmas Market

Santa’s not here yet…but the world’s tallest (not actually confirmed) Christmas tree is now up at the Toronto Christmas Market

TORONTO, Ont., November 1, 2017 – With Thanksgiving and Halloween behind us, it’s time to start focusing on the holiday season. If you need any convincing, look high above Toronto’s Distillery Historic District skyline. This morning organizers hoisted and secured a 50-foot white spruce tree, soon to be decorated with more than 40,000 lights, 800... Read More

Toronto to Manitoulin: The Path to Planting

Toronto to Manitoulin: The Path to Planting

Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine recognized as Forests Ontario Green Leaders for their commitment to tree planting

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, October 4, 2017 – In 2003, Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine packed their belongings and left fast-paced Toronto for the idyllic serenity of Manitoulin Island. The move north was prompted by an employment offer that Barb, a psychologist, received from a First Nations health centre; Susan, her partner, a researcher in the... Read More

Ottawa’s Champlain Oaks Withstand the Test of Time

Ottawa’s Champlain Oaks Withstand the Test of Time

Four trees recognized as Heritage Trees on National Tree Day

Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2017 – Forests Ontario is working with community members and TD Bank Group in celebration of Ontario’s living landmarks – Heritage Trees. The Ontario Heritage Tree Program has already recognized 65 Heritage Trees. Throughout the sesquicentennial, the program seeks to recognize 150 Heritage Trees, sharing these Trees’ unique stories and deep... 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 landowners with properties outside of the province, we offer additional support through Forest Recovery Canada, a tree planting initiative for private and public landowners and municipalities nationwide. 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
28,450,471 Trees Planted
17,547 Ha Covered
189,721,796 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 260,867,469 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.