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Six Year Old Isla Smith Celebrates her Love of Trees for Sixth Birthday

Posted: December 6, 2018

Fraser Smith is one of Forests Ontario’s planting partners and Field Advisors as well as the owner of F Smith Consulting.  To celebrate daughter Isla’s sixth birthday this year, the family held a 5 and 5 party. The idea is simple: guests bring $5 that goes toward a gift and another $5 that goes to... Read More

Natural Connections

Natural Connections

Posted: December 5, 2018

Join us for our Annual Conference on February 8th in Alliston, ON! This year’s theme is Natural Connections, where we will be exploring our relationship with Ontario’s forests. Registration is now open with early bird rates available until December 31st.    For those of us that work in, own, or manage a forest, the many... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Jeannette Holder

Faces of Forests Ontario: Jeannette Holder

Posted: November 22, 2018

Name: Jeannette Holder Position: Communications Manager Favourite Tree: Catalpa Jeannette Holder has been amplifying the voice of Forests Ontario since she started as the Communications Manager in November 2015. Overseeing the communications which support all of Forests Ontario’s programs keeps Jeannette busy, from meeting with program managers, to coordinating her team’s workload, to designing communications... Read More

10 Reasons to Buy a Real Tree This Holiday Season

10 Reasons to Buy a Real Tree This Holiday Season

Posted: November 12, 2018

Catch Forests Ontario at the Toronto Christmas Market from November 30-December 2nd and from December 7th-9th selling real, locally grown trees and wreaths from Somerville Nurseries. Visit us near the ticket booth to pick up your tree for the holidays. All proceeds support our planting programs.  While it’s true that the holidays can be hectic,... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Diana Corona Castro

Faces of Forests Ontario: Diana Corona Castro

Posted: October 23, 2018

Name: Diana Corona Castro Position: Education Outreach Coordinator Favourite tree: Maple Introducing Forests Ontario’s newest staff member – Diana! Joining our education department for the next eight months, Diana will be primarily responsible for coordinating our many education and outreach programs. Her day to day work includes organizing events; leading presentations; reaching out to sponsors,... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Rob Keen

Posted: September 20, 2018

Name: Rob Keen Position: CEO Favourite Tree: Sugar maple Rob has been Forests Ontario’s CEO since it was formed in 2014 by the merging of the Ontario Forestry Association and Trees Ontario. Prior to the formation of Forests Ontario, Rob worked as a consultant for Trees Ontario from 2002 until he assumed the role of... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Augusta Lipscombe

Faces of Forests Ontario: Augusta Lipscombe

Posted: September 18, 2018

Name: Augusta Lipscombe Position: Communications Assistant Favourite Tree: White oak Joining Forests Ontario in June of 2018, Augusta is one of the newest staff members. She is responsible for providing support to the rest of the communications team, as well as writing and editing a variety of materials such as presentations, blog posts, social media... Read More

Celebrate National Forest Week with Forests Ontario

Posted: September 13, 2018

National Forest Week celebrates one of Canada’s most economically and culturally important renewable resources – our forests! This year, Canada will be celebrating National Forest Week (NFW) from September 23rd to 29th. Dating back to 1920, this week is a call for all Canadians to learn more about the place our forests occupy in our... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Suzie Perry

Faces of Forests Ontario: Suzie Perry

Posted: September 11, 2018

Name: Suzie Perry Position: Restoration Coordinator Favourite Tree: Tamarack Suzie first joined Forests Ontario as the Forestry Outreach Coordinator two years ago, though her role has since expanded to Restoration Coordinator. Suzie is responsible for the operational side of the 50 Million Tree program, acting as a main contact for landowners and planting partners and... Read More

Message from the CEO: Forests Ontario Celebrate a Busy and Productive Spring and Summer

Posted: September 7, 2018

It was a busy spring for Forests Ontario as our staff traveled far and wide to ensure the successful implementation of our programs. In addition to our ongoing afforestation efforts under the 50 Million Tree Program, we were engaged in a record setting 20 community tree plants across the country, including events in British Columbia,... Read More