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The Faces of Forests Ontario: Scott Jackson

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Scott Jackson

Posted: July 19, 2018

Name: Scott Jackson Position: Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations Favourite Tree: White pine Scott has been Forests Ontario’s Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations since January of 2018, though he has worked for the organization as a consultant for several years. In addition to building and strengthening Forests Ontario’s relations with Indigenous groups, Scott... Read More

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Kerry McLaven

The Faces of Forests Ontario: Kerry McLaven

Posted: July 17, 2018

Kerry McLaven Position: Director of Operations Favourite tree: Jack pine Since starting at Forests Ontario in 2012 as a volunteer, Kerry has held various positions. In her current role as the Director of Operations, she is responsible for ensuring that funds are aligned with project budgets, identifying gaps in capacity, managing program and project risks... Read More

Heritage Tree Profile: Celebrating a Tree Thriving Far From Home

Heritage Tree Profile: Celebrating a Tree Thriving Far From Home

Posted: July 11, 2018

by Alex Walker Trees are a vital part of the world around us. Not only do they serve an important ecological function, they also serve as markers of our cultural heritage. Forests Ontario’s Heritage Tree Program recognizes unique and historically significant found across the province. The goal of the program is to highlight and celebrate... Read More

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