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Forests Ontario Planting Delivery Agent Plants Her One Millionth Tree

Forests Ontario Planting Delivery Agent Plants Her One Millionth Tree

Posted: July 2, 2019

Eleanor Reed, a Norland area forester, planted her one millionth tree on a local property in May. Reed has been a Planting Delivery Agent for the 50 Million Tree Program since it first began in 2008. Managed by Forests Ontario, the program was funded by Ontario’s provincial government until 2019, and will continue to be... Read More

New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

Posted: June 26, 2019

The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern Ontario. Representatives from local sponsors including the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC), Domtar Inc., Resolute Forest Products, and Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. joined Scott Jackson, Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations from Forests Ontario at the... Read More

University of Toronto Schools Recognized as Forests Ontario’s Ontario Envirothon Champions

University of Toronto Schools Recognized as Forests Ontario’s Ontario Envirothon Champions

Posted: June 20, 2019

The Ontario Envirothon champions, University of Toronto Schools, were presented with a cash prize of $2,500 from charitable foundation Maple Leaves Forever for their achievement in the academic-environmental competition. The cheque presentation was held at the University of Toronto Schools’ Humbert Street location today, with Executive Director, Deb Pella Keen from Maple Leaves Forever and... Read More

It Takes a Pancake Breakfast to Spark Discussion on Sustainable Forest Management

It Takes a Pancake Breakfast to Spark Discussion on Sustainable Forest Management

Posted: June 18, 2019

Members of the forest sector and the general public attended Forest Life Expo’s Pancake Breakfast in Renfrew on June 15th.  The event was hosted by Forests Ontario under the It Takes a Forest initiative, a fact-based public awareness campaign, and attended by Forests Ontario’s CEO, Rob Keen, and the President of the International Maple Syrup... Read More

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

MEDIA RELEASE (March 20, 2019, Queen’s Park) – Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics.  Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million... 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 goal of the 50 Million Tree Program was to plant 50 million trees by 2025. We helped more than 4,000 landowners get involved to plant over 27 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
32,950,292 Trees Planted
19,926 Ha Covered
260,487,292 Kg of Oxygen Generated
That's 358,170,026 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.