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Help Topper’s Pizza Canada Plant a Forest This Earth Day!

Posted: April 9, 2018

Topper’s Pizza Canada is proud to partner once again with Forests Ontario to help grow our province’s forests. As a company founded and located in Ontario, Topper’s Pizza truly appreciates the beauty and importance of Ontario’s forests. On Earth Day – Sunday April 22, 2018 – $1 from all Traditional Pizzas (Deluxe, Canadiana, Hawaiian, and Veggie)... Read More

Recycle your batteries! You never know what they’ll become.

Posted: March 22, 2018

by Jeff Lauritsen If you’re the kind of person that recycles your batteries, you’re awesome! There’s a good chance you don’t even realize just how significant that small effort really is, or what it means to dozens of local charities and even provincial initiatives like Forests Ontario’s Durham 5 Million Tree Program. When we think... Read More

It’s Time for a National Tree Planting Strategy

It’s Time for a National Tree Planting Strategy

Posted: March 21, 2018

Rob Keen CEO of Forest Recovery Canada, a division of Forests Ontario Spring is a time for renewal and growth. In Canada, this means tree planting. As Canadians, we understand the importance of our trees and forests, and recognize the benefits they provide.  We inherently understand that planting trees is a good thing, and that... Read More

Man On Fire

Man On Fire

Posted: January 9, 2018

Forests Ontario’s #ItTakesAForest campaign highlights the many benefits that forests provide, including rewarding career opportunities. These are the professionals who ensure the care, protection, and sustainability of our forest resources. Below, we meet former forest firefighter Steve Cooper. Tell us about yourself and your background. I spent 4 years at Sir Sanford Fleming College for... Read More

The Ripple Effect – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

The Ripple Effect – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference

Posted: January 4, 2018

Climate change is happening now and the impacts are causing a ripple effect across the globe. Whether you believe in climate change or not, our world is facing greater challenges. Climate change has meant more extreme weather, dirtier air, warmer water, food and water shortages, more disease, and severe impacts on human health. Despite dire... Read More

Top 10 Songs About Trees

Top 10 Songs About Trees

Posted: December 21, 2017

by Stephanie Prince   When I was asked to create a top ten list of songs about trees, it only took a few minutes to go through my playlist to find numerous songs I have loved for years that sing about trees, the forest, or nature’s beauty. After sourcing a few other songs online as... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Tree Marker

Posted: November 24, 2017

by Anthony Hobbs The following story appeared in the most recent edition of Our Forest, Forests Ontario’s quarterly magazine. The full print edition is sent to all Forests Ontario members and includes stories related to forests and forestry from across Canada. If you’re interested in receiving Our Forest, become a member of Forests Ontario. Your... Read More

State of Canada’s Forests 2017

State of Canada’s Forests 2017

Posted: October 31, 2017

Natural Resources Canada has released the State of Canada’s Forests Annual Report for 2017.  The publication highlights the role forests have played in shaping Canada as a nation for the past 150 years as well as future opportunities related to an emerging bioeconomy. In the opening statement of the report, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr... Read More

The Forest on Your Desktop

The Forest on Your Desktop

Posted: October 13, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Forestry offers an interactive electronic lecture series. The lectures run for approximately one hour on Wednesdays beginning at 1:30 pm Eastern and feature experts and practitioners from across Canada. The electronic lectures are free, easy to access, and user-friendly. To register, simply contact the eLecture Coordinator at: electures@cif–ifc.org  Please indicate your name, preferred... Read More

Wood Weddings

Posted: September 5, 2017

by Kaitlyn Kiraly In the midst of wedding season, and during a time where caring for the environment is vital, more and more couples are incorporating forestry into their wedding. Forestry can be incorporated subtly, with focus on the décor, or the wedding can be fully immersed in the theme of forests and the outdoors.... Read More