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Environmental Education – At Home Edition

Environmental Education – At Home Edition

Posted: April 1, 2020

As the voice of our forests, Forests Ontario is always looking for ways to support environmental education and awareness, at school and at home. School’s out, indefinitely and a little earlier than expected, but students still need to continue their educational journey. Luckily, there are ample opportunities for educational learning at home, indoors and outdoors!... Read More

Waste Management: Inside the World of Recycling

Waste Management: Inside the World of Recycling

Posted: March 27, 2020

By Mathew Cooke The ‘current issue’ of this year’s Ontario Envirothon is Waste Management — an issue which represents much more than just reusing and repurposing materials. Students with an interest in environmental stewardship, from two local high schools, took a deep dive into the world of recycling with Forests Ontario staff on a recent... Read More

#ItTakesAForest Videos Cover Tree Marking, Respirology, and Wooden Architecture

#ItTakesAForest Videos Cover Tree Marking, Respirology, and Wooden Architecture

Posted: March 9, 2020

Forests are more than just breathtaking spaces – they provide us with many services that improve our wellbeing. Forests reduce our stress, improve learning outcomes, and lower the likelihood of asthma in children. On an environmental level, Ontario’s forests are some of the most sustainably managed in the world. Wood requires less energy during its... Read More

Registration Open for OPFA’s Annual Conference

Registration Open for OPFA’s Annual Conference

Posted: March 4, 2020

NOTE: The OPFA’s Conference has been postponed (due to the unfolding events in Canada and recommendations from Health Canada.  The Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA) is hosting their annual conference in Alliston from April 7th to 9th. This is the first time that the historic conference will be held in Simcoe County. “As a proud, long-standing member... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Noah Page

Faces of Forests Ontario: Noah Page

Posted: February 27, 2020

Favourite Tree: Weeping Willow Position: Communications Coordinator One of the new additions to our Communications team is writer extraordinaire, Noah Page! In his position as Communications Coordinator, Noah is involved with all things literary, from press releases and media advisories to technical writing and blog posts. Since joining the Forests Ontario team, Noah has been... Read More

50 Million Tree Program Offers Tree Planting Assistance for Northumberland County Property Owners

50 Million Tree Program Offers Tree Planting Assistance for Northumberland County Property Owners

Posted: February 25, 2020

A Northumberland County tree planter says he is encouraged by the enthusiasm of local landowners to plant trees this spring through the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). “It’s remarkable how much support there is for the program,” said Art Marvin, who plants trees through his partnership, Northumberland Tree Planters. “There’s been a lot of... Read More

Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference Highlighted Forestry Leaders

Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference Highlighted Forestry Leaders

Posted: February 18, 2020

Forests Ontario’s 6th annual conference brought together more than 400 landowners, forestry professionals, Indigenous leaders, educators and students on February 14th in Alliston. “It’s fitting that our conference is on Valentine’s Day, as a love for forests repays a thousand-fold,” said Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario. “Our forests provide us with food, shelter, and... Read More

Plant a Forest and Lower Your Tax Bill

Plant a Forest and Lower Your Tax Bill

Posted: February 17, 2020

Planting trees on your property has many benefits. A new forest will clean the air, invite wildlife, reduce erosion, add beauty and sequester carbon. But did you know that your new forest can also substantially lower your tax bill? The Province of Ontario offers this tax-saving opportunity through its Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP).... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Colleen Mahaffie

Faces of Forests Ontario: Colleen Mahaffie

Posted: February 11, 2020

Favourite Tree: Birch Position: Social Media Specialist We are excited to welcome Colleen Mahaffie, our new Social Media Specialist, to the Forests Ontario team! Colleen will be helping us respond to comments and questions across Forests Ontario’s social media profiles, drafting and scheduling digital content, and creating graphics for social media and advertisements. So far,... Read More

Farmers and Property Owners Planning Ambitious 2020 Tree Plantings in Cataraqui Watershed this Spring

Farmers and Property Owners Planning Ambitious 2020 Tree Plantings in Cataraqui Watershed this Spring

Posted: February 6, 2020

Landowners in the Cataraqui Watershed have big plans to plant trees this spring under Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). Forests Ontario has taken orders for 139,000 trees to go in the ground in 2020, according to numbers released this week by the tree planting and forest advocacy organization. The enthusiasm for tree... Read More