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AET Walks the Walk

AET Walks the Walk

Posted: May 15, 2017

by Steffie Wong AET has delivered more than a thousand projects across Canada ranging from green design solutions to environmental audits and monitoring. Working with organizations across diverse industries to create solutions that not only meet the needs of clients but enrich surrounding communities. Sustainability is not just the core of AET’s work, but a... Read More

How nature nurtures the mind of a child

Posted: May 11, 2017

When it comes to mental health, it’s not a matter of nature vs. nurture. Rather, nature itself nurtures.  Tara Zupancic, Director at Habitus Research, recently published a guest post on Fresh From the Greenbelt highlighting the role of nature in nurturing positive mental health outcomes among children. Zupancic writes: The ability of nature to shift a... Read More

Ontario Professional Foresters Association 60th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

Posted: May 8, 2017

When: Tuesday May 16 – Thursday May 18, 2017 Where: The Delta Hotel & Conference Centre (50 Stone Rd. W., Guelph, ON) More details and registration here. This year’s conference celebrates the Ontario Professional Foresters Association at 60: Foresters in Changing Climates. The three-day conference will examine the role of business, governments, and forest professionals... Read More

Locally Grown Trees: Order now and take the Challenge!

Locally Grown Trees: Order now and take the Challenge!

Posted: May 2, 2017

Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge invites everyone in Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary by planting three million trees in 2017. There are lots of ways to take part. You can participate in community planting events, plant your own trees and add them to the online counter, or donate to support tree planting across the province.... Read More

Only Trained & Knowledgeable Professionals Can START Forest Fires

Only Trained & Knowledgeable Professionals Can START Forest Fires

Posted: April 26, 2017

Fire: helpful or harmful?  In some cases, it is indeed harmful, but in the case of prescribed burns, fire is viewed as helpful. On April 18th, 2017 a predetermined portion of High Park was deliberately burned. You might be thinking, “Why would someone go ahead and do that?” High Park is a rich ecosystem composed... Read More

Heritage Trees: An Evaluator’s Perspective

Posted: April 13, 2017

by John Barker This year, Forests Ontario invites you to celebrate our province’s 150th anniversary by celebrating the unique and storied trees across our communities. The Ontario Heritage Tree Program recognizes and celebrates trees across the province with special cultural or historic significance. If you’d like to help tell the story of Ontario’s forests, including... Read More

Get Your Trees Today and Join the Green Leaf Challenge

Get Your Trees Today and Join the Green Leaf Challenge

Posted: April 11, 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

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