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University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario’s Largest Environmental Competition

University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario’s Largest Environmental Competition

Posted: May 31, 2018

More than 120 high school students from across the province took part in the 2018 Ontario Envirothon, an intensive multi-day competition held at the University of Waterloo. This year, University of Toronto Schools won first place out of 21 teams, becoming the Ontario Envirothon Provincial Champions. Competitors were tested on their knowledge of aquatics, soils,... Read More

Planting Trees. Growing Goodwill.

Planting Trees. Growing Goodwill.

Posted: May 22, 2018

By Clayton Miller, VP Business Development – Revolution Recycling Revolution Recycling is into year three of our Recycling E-Waste Grows Trees program in partnership with Forest Recovery Canada. The program still feels fresh and exciting and creates opportunities to engage with our customers nearly every single day. Revolution was founded in 2012 with a mission... Read More

Woodlot Owner Advisory Services Available to Residents of York Region Battling Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Woodlot Owner Advisory Services Available to Residents of York Region Battling Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

Posted: May 15, 2018

NEWMARKET, ON (May 15, 2018) – When it comes to the highly destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), identification is only half of the battle. This bright, metallic-green beetle, measuring approximately one to 1.5 centimeters in length, attacks North America’s native ash trees. Originally from Asia, EAB is an invasive species that overtakes an ash tree... Read More

Environmentally Friendly Building

Environmentally Friendly Building

Posted: May 8, 2018

by Nick and Rita Savauge Who are we? A son and his mom with a passion for environmentally friendly building and providing people with a healthy, happy home. We’re Nick and Rita, founders of Blom Contracting Inc. We’re passionate about the wellbeing of people, the environment and each and every job we take on. Our... Read More

All Grown Up: Forests Ontario’s Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

All Grown Up: Forests Ontario’s Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

Posted: May 8, 2018

Forests Ontario celebrated a milestone this month with the tenth annual Community Tree Planting Weekend. This year, 800 volunteers joined forces in seven locations across the province to improve their communities and the environment. Community Tree Plant was established in 2008 to unite community members with the common goal of enhancing our urban forests. Since... Read More

Registration Open for Ontario Tree Marker Training Program

Registration Open for Ontario Tree Marker Training Program

Posted: May 1, 2018

The Ontario Tree Marker Training program supports forestry professionals making ‘cut and leave’ decisions for individual trees. Tree markers ensure that trees are harvested in a manner that maintains the integrity of forest ecosystems. Certification is required for those implementing harvesting decisions on Crown Land. The course is delivered through a partnership between Forests Ontario and... Read More

Hats Off to Trees

Hats Off to Trees

Posted: April 26, 2018

The following piece appears in the latest edition of Our Forest, Forest Ontario’s quarterly magazine. Our Forest is available to members. Your membership also supports our forest restoration, education, and awareness programs. Learn more and join the voice of our forests today! by Mark McDermid The experience and knowledge of our FAs is essential to... Read More

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Posted: April 24, 2018

Available to all students in Northern Ontario who are now in their final year of high school and intend to enter their first year of post-secondary education in natural resources or a related field commencing in the fall following their high school graduation. Students are eligible for the $1,000 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Deadline... Read More

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