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Plus d’un demi-million de raisons de célébrer la fête du Canada: Des arbres pour l’Autoroute des héros et Forests Ontario créent un monument vert sur l’autoroute 401

Plus d’un demi-million de raisons de célébrer la fête du Canada: Des arbres pour l’Autoroute des héros et Forests Ontario créent un monument vert sur l’autoroute 401

Posted: June 29, 2020

Toronto, ON [le 25 juin 2020] – Plus de 500 000 nouveaux arbres honorent le souvenir de vétérans canadiens grâce aux efforts conjugués de la campagne Des arbres pour l’Autoroute des héros et de Forests Ontario. Ces jeunes plants donnent encore plus d’ampleur au monument vert qui borde déjà l’autoroute la plus empruntée au Canada. Ce... Read More

Over A Half-Million Reasons to Celebrate This Canada Day: Highway of Heroes and Forests Ontario Plant Green Monument along Highway 401

Over A Half-Million Reasons to Celebrate This Canada Day: Highway of Heroes and Forests Ontario Plant Green Monument along Highway 401

Posted: June 29, 2020

More than 500,000 new trees are growing in honour of Canadian veterans, thanks to the combined efforts of the Highway of Heroes (HOH) Tree Campaign and Forests Ontario. These newly planted seedlings are adding to an existing green tribute along Canada’s busiest highway. The HOH/Forests Ontario partnership reduces tree planting costs for eligible landowners living... Read More

The Show Must Go On: South Nation plants record number of trees despite challenges of COVID-19

The Show Must Go On: South Nation plants record number of trees despite challenges of COVID-19

Posted: June 11, 2020

By: Peter Kuitenbrouwer This spring, South Nation Conservation Authority (SNC) ordered 144,000 tree seedlings. Authority staff were prepared to plant a record number of trees in this watershed south of Ottawa. Then COVID-19 hit. “If we weren’t able to pull those seedlings out of the ground in the nursery and plant them, we would have... Read More

Our Beautiful Forests: Youth and adult winners crowned in forest art contest

Our Beautiful Forests: Youth and adult winners crowned in forest art contest

Posted: June 11, 2020

By Augusta Lipscombe This spring, we issued a call to all creative minds – both youth and adult alike – to participate in an art contest to pass the time while physically distancing. Thank you to everyone who submitted their paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other inspiring pieces! We’d also like to thank everyone who voted... Read More

On World Environment Day, Forests Ontario says 2020 tree-planting season was a success despite COVID-19

On World Environment Day, Forests Ontario says 2020 tree-planting season was a success despite COVID-19

Posted: June 5, 2020

This World Environment Day (June 5th), Forests Ontario celebrates the first anniversary of receiving federal funding for their 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). They report that their 2020 planting season ended just 10 per cent under target, despite COVID-19 related challenges. Rob Keen, Forests Ontario’s CEO and a Registered Professional Forester, observed that, “Only... Read More

Our Forest Art Contest Submissions

Our Forest Art Contest Submissions

Posted: May 28, 2020

We invited adult and youth alike to partake in an art contest to pass the time while physically distancing. Scroll down to see the finalists’ submissions and read more about the talented artists! We will publish the winning art in the summer edition of Forest Ontario’s magazine, Our Forest, and mail some Forests Ontario swag... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Madeleine Bray

Faces of Forests Ontario: Madeleine Bray

Posted: May 26, 2020

Favourite tree – White Pine Favourite Ontario wildlife – Candy-striped Leafhopper             Forests Ontario is pleased to introduce Madeleine Bray as our Education Outreach Coordinator. Since she joined our team at the start of 2020, Madeleine has worked with our Education Manager, Allison Hands, to help design the annual Ontario Envirothon, write lesson plans, develop... Read More

We Need to Plant More Trees for a Healthier Planet

We Need to Plant More Trees for a Healthier Planet

Posted: May 15, 2020

While many of us are at home and keeping proper social distance from our friends and neighbours, life goes on for nature. Trees continue to grow and make their environmental contributions, and we can help by planting more of them. During the 2020 federal election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau committed to planting two billion trees... Read More

Welcome to the Ontario Envirothon Virtual Lab

Welcome to the Ontario Envirothon Virtual Lab

Posted: May 11, 2020

Launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Envirothon Virtual Lab is a digital hub for students and educators to learn about and engage with environmental education and training. Each week will focus on core Envirothon topics and feature expert-led videos and engaging home-based activities. There is no need to register, and resources can... Read More

Consider the Benefits of Healthy Forests on GivingTuesday

Consider the Benefits of Healthy Forests on GivingTuesday

Posted: May 5, 2020

At Forests Ontario, we know there are many important causes to support. GivingTuesday is a day to support these causes by donating and sharing information. Though GivingTuesday usually takes place in November following Black Friday, this year the organizers have moved it to May 5th as an emergency response to COVID-19. This GivingTuesday, we would... Read More