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Lighting the Tree in Celebration of Outdoor Education

Lighting the Tree in Celebration of Outdoor Education

Forests Ontario joins The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to ring in the holiday season at Queen’s Park

TORONTO, ON, December 4, 2017 – A Christmas tree, a seasonal icon from Ontario’s north, illuminated the halls of Queen’s Park last Friday. The annual lighting of the Lieutenant Governor’s Christmas tree, a 14 foot Balsam fir provided by Forests Ontario and grown by our partners at Somerville Nurseries in Alliston, Ontario, was adorned with... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Tree Marker

Posted: November 24, 2017

by Anthony Hobbs The following story appeared in the most recent edition of Our Forest, Forests Ontario’s quarterly magazine. The full print edition is sent to all Forests Ontario members and includes stories related to forests and forestry from across Canada. If you’re interested in receiving Our Forest, become a member of Forests Ontario. Your... Read More

National Christmas Tree Day is on December 2nd – will you choose a real or fake tree this year? Here are tips to help you choose the perfect real tree!

National Christmas Tree Day is on December 2nd – will you choose a real or fake tree this year? Here are tips to help you choose the perfect real tree!

As the holiday season approaches and families begin to decorate their condos, apartments and homes, the perennial question arises – what is better, a real or artificial Christmas tree? Some, perhaps because of convenience, prefer artificial trees. Others question the environmental impact and carbon footprint of transporting a plastic tree from across the world. Rob... 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

State of Canada’s Forests 2017

State of Canada’s Forests 2017

Posted: October 31, 2017

Natural Resources Canada has released the State of Canada’s Forests Annual Report for 2017.  The publication highlights the role forests have played in shaping Canada as a nation for the past 150 years as well as future opportunities related to an emerging bioeconomy. In the opening statement of the report, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr... 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.