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The Forest on Your Desktop

The Forest on Your Desktop

Posted: October 13, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Forestry offers an interactive electronic lecture series. The lectures run for approximately one hour on Wednesdays beginning at 1:30 pm Eastern and feature experts and practitioners from across Canada. The electronic lectures are free, easy to access, and user-friendly. To register, simply contact the eLecture Coordinator at: electures@cif–  Please indicate your name, preferred... 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

Woodlot Owner Information Night

October 12th, 2017



Ash trees in York Region are dying because of emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. Discover how EAB will affect your woodlot, how to manage its impacts and options for protecting ash trees. Talk with experts and learn about local forest management resources, including tree planting programs to help you maintain your woodlot.

For more information, please visit or call Forest Ontario at 1-877-646-1193.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 382, 31 Princess St, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0, Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Identify Trees in your Neighborhood

October 13th, 2017

Have you ever wondered what kind of trees grow in your neighbourhood? Using the Tree Bee web identification tool, a member of Forests Ontario will show you how to identify trees and help you learn more about forests and the trees you walk by everyday on your way into the library from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Presented as part of Toronto Public Library’s Our Fragile Planet program series.

St. James Town Library, Toronto

Halton Forest Festival

October 14th, 2017

Community members are invited to attend the Halton Forest Festival Public Day. Taking place during Conservation Halton’s Fall into Nature, this event provides the community with a chance to experience fun activities and presentations while giving landowners new knowledge and resources to enjoy and conserve local forests.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, Milton

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.