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Planting for Pollinators

Posted: April 6, 2017

Choose the pollinator: A) An ant climbing a sugar maple B) A bee landing on a sunflower C) A bat hanging from an American Basswood D) All of the above If you chose ‘D’ you were absolutely correct! Although bees are most commonly associated with plant pollination, Ontario’s pollinators also include wasps, ants, flies, butterflies,... Read More

Ferguson Tree Nursery

Posted: April 5, 2017

The Green Leaf Challenge is an initiative of Forests Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’re inviting Ontarians to join together to plant three million trees across the province. There are many different ways to participate in the GLC. You can participate in a community tree... Read More

Notice of upcoming Level 1 and Level 2 Tree Marking Courses, 2017

Notice of upcoming Level 1 and Level 2 Tree Marking Courses, 2017

Posted: April 4, 2017

Two Level 1 Tree Marking Courses are scheduled for this year.  The first course is scheduled for May 29-June 2, 2017 and the second course will be held September 11-15, 2017 with both courses taking place in Huntsville, Ontario. Each course has a maximum of 24 participants so we will be able to offer a spot in the courses to... Read More

Invasive Species Awareness Week – Spread the Word, Not the Species!

Posted: March 3, 2017

by Colin Cassin, Ontario Invasive Plant Council Invasive species are the second leading cause of biodiversity loss globally. You read that correctly, the emerald ash borer, kudzu and Asian carps, and other invasive species are responsible for eliminating species from our environment at alarming rates! It’s not all doom-and-gloom, as this presents us with a... Read More

Ontario Wood Profile: Rong Designs

Posted: March 2, 2017

March 8th is International Women’s Day and Forests Ontario is celebrating by sharing stories from “women in wood,” professionals and leaders whose work has supported sustainable forest management and creative use of forest resources across the province. Below, Jennifer Rong, the mastermind behind Rong Designs, talks about her unconventional path to woodworking and love of discarded... Read More

Milling About in Kenora

Posted: March 2, 2017

March 8th is International Women’s Day and Forests Ontario is celebrating by sharing stories from “women in wood,” professionals and leaders whose work has supported sustainable forest management and creative use of forest resources across the province. Below, Madelaine Kennedy of Weyerhaueser discusses her role overseeing sustainable logging in Kenora. Crown forests are publicly owned and... Read More

Growing Green Leaders with the Ontario Envirothon

Posted: February 24, 2017

The Ontario Envirothon is a unique environmental competition that connects high school students to the outdoors. Participants are challenged to learn fundamental environmental stewardship skills and, as a team of five, test their knowledge against other local schools through hands-on tests. As part of the competition, students also work in their team to develop a... Read More

Genetics, Climate Change, and Your Forest

Posted: February 9, 2017

by Steve D’Eon, Forest Stewardship Council Climate change is rapidly becoming a topic forest owners cannot ignore.  Genetics is a topic most foresters have spent their career trying to ignore.  Your forest is something you should never ignore.  So what do the three have to do with each other? Diversifying the genetic basis in your... Read More

The Regional Municipality of York’s Forestry and Public Health Partnership

Posted: January 12, 2017

Kevin Haley is an Environmental Health Specialist at York Region and one of the many presenters who will join us at our 2017 Conference.  Kevin will be delivering a presentation on “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities,” which will detail how York Region has undertaken efforts to not only promote the vital role of forests in making... Read More

Webinar: Adapting Offset Protocols for Ontario, Quebec, and Other Jurisdictions

Posted: January 10, 2017

With all this talk about carbon and cap and trade, it can be difficult to understand where our forests fit in. As a landowner or someone working with landowners, you may be looking for more information about what this all means to you – are there opportunities for our forests in the carbon market? We... Read More