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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

Faces of Forests Ontario: Brooke McClelland

Faces of Forests Ontario: Brooke McClelland

Posted: August 31, 2018

Name: Brooke McClelland Position: Executive Assistant & Membership Coordinator Favourite Tree: Red maple Brooke, one of Forest Ontario’s longest continuous staff members, has filled many positions since she first started with Trees Ontario in 2009. Prior to becoming the Executive Assistant and Membership Coordinator, she worked as an Administrative Assistant, Events Coordinator, and Business Development... Read More

Plan before you plant: Start site planning for spring this fall!

Plan before you plant: Start site planning for spring this fall!

Posted: August 31, 2018

Thinking of tree planting next spring? Fall planning brings spring planting! Forests Ontario and its planting partners want to remind landowners that fall is an opportune time for planning next spring’s planting activities. Tree planting is an excellent way to increase the value of your property and make a positive contribution to environmental health. Forests... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Ravi Singh

Faces of Forests Ontario: Ravi Singh

Posted: August 28, 2018

Name: Ravi Singh Position: Outreach Coordinator Favourite Tree: Beech – comes from the Norse word for book Before becoming Forests Ontario Outreach Coordinator in 2014, Ravi briefly worked with Trees Ontario as an intern in the communications department in 2012. Now, as Forests Ontario’s man of many words, Ravi heads up the Our Forest magazine,... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: MJ Kettleborough

Faces of Forests Ontario: MJ Kettleborough

Posted: August 23, 2018

Name: MJ Kettleborough Position: Communications Assistant Favourite Tree: Oak Forests Ontario has kept MJ busy since she started nearly a year and a half ago in 2017 as a Communications Assistant. Her tasks vary, but a typical work day consists of a lot of writing and editing and collecting media clippings. MJ is responsible for... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Stephanie Prince

Faces of Forests Ontario: Stephanie Prince

Posted: August 21, 2018

Name: Stephanie Prince Position: Stewardship Coordinator Favourite Tree: White birch Stephanie Prince, one of Forest Ontario’s most long-standing employees, has been with the organization since 2012 when it was known as Trees Ontario. Over the course of the last six years, Stephanie has moved from the communications department to the forestry department, where she now... Read More