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Viktoria’s FO Journal #3: the Toronto Christmas Market

Posted: December 15, 2016

by Viktoria Neuhaus Every year during Christmas, Forests Ontario sells Christmas trees and wreaths at the Toronto Christmas market. The trees were all from Somerville Seedlings in Alliston, Ontario. Every year, over 600 farmers in Ontario produce more than 1 million Christmas trees. These Christmas tree farms plant new seedlings every time to grow trees... Read More

Real Trees are the Fuller, Fresher, and Greener Choice for the Holidays

Posted: December 1, 2016

This weekend, Forests Ontario returns to the Distillery Historic District for the 2016 Toronto Christmas Market. We’re proud to once again be the official vendor of real, locally grown trees and wreaths provided by our good friends at Somerville Nurseries. We’ll have sizes ranging from mini “condo trees” to towering nine-footers, all embodying the beauty... Read More

Viktoria’s FO Journal #2: Forestry Connects in York Region

Posted: November 28, 2016

by Viktoria Neuhaus  Last week I had the opportunity to be part of a special education event hosted by Forests Ontario. High school kids from different schools were invited to join Forests Ontario for three different workshops at the York Regional Forest. They came to learn more about forestry like harvesting trees and seed collecting.... Read More

Out to Seed in the York Regional Forest

Posted: November 23, 2016

by Suzanne Perry I knew very little about the forestry sector when I was in high school.  Back then, my idea of forestry consisted of a bunch of lumberjacks cutting down trees. I knew nothing about silviculture, forest management, or that Ontario has some of the most sustainably managed forests in the world. I recently... Read More

Seeing Toronto for its Trees

Posted: November 8, 2016

by Viktoria Nëuhaus My name is Viktoria. I’m 18 years old and from Germany. I was born in Düsseldorf, one of the bigger cities in the west of Germany, but I grew up in Neuss, which is a small town. I finished high school this year and then had to deal with the big question... Read More

Community Forest Managers and Tree By-Law Officers AGM

Posted: November 1, 2016

by Stephanie Burns In 2015, Forests Ontario took over management of a specialized group of individuals fitting into the categories of Community Forest Managers and/or Tree By-Law officers. Members of this group have access to specific information and resource sharing as well as news or website links of relevance to them. Each year, this group... Read More

Register for Forests Ontario’s 2017 Conference

Register for Forests Ontario’s 2017 Conference

Posted: October 12, 2016

Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference is an opportunity for forestry professionals, educators, landowners, students, community leaders, and anyone with an interest in our forests to connect and address the challenges and opportunities facing our natural ecosystems. On February 10th, we’re returning to the Nottawasaga Inn and Conference Center in Alliston Ontario for our 2017 Conference, which... Read More

Forestry Connects: a Newcomer’s Perspective

Posted: October 4, 2016

by Krystal Thomson Look around you. What’s the closest wood product to you within your vicinity? The desk you’re sitting at? The pencil beside you? The sleeve on your coffee cup? From where did the wood for that product come? A tree, obviously. But what species of tree? From what forest? Why that tree? Then what?... Read More

Heritage Tree Program Recognizes Maples Memorializing Fallen Soldiers

Posted: September 27, 2016

  Forests Ontario’s Heritage Tree Program invites individuals and groups to nominate trees for recognition based on their social or cultural significance. Trees can be nominated for their connections to significant figures or events from the past or for their uniqueness based on age, physical features, or species. Forests Ontario works with nominators to tell... Read More

Forestry Connects Brings Students to the Forestry Capital of Canada

Forestry Connects Brings Students to the Forestry Capital of Canada

Posted: September 23, 2016

Our Forestry Connects program gives Ontario high school students a first hand look at what it’s like to work in forestry. Since 2010, we’ve taken over 170 students and teachers into Ontario’s forests to meet with foresters, operators, First Nations, and biologists to learn everything there is to know about growing and sustainably managing Ontario’s... Read More