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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

Text to Give in Support of Ontario Envirothon

Posted: December 19, 2016

This month, Forests Ontario has the privilege of partnering with the Mobile Giving Foundation of Canada to build support for our work in forest restoration, education, and awareness. Throughout December, simply text “FOREST” to 20222 to donate $5. Each donation supports Forests Ontario’s mission of growing healthy forests and inspiring the next generation of green... Read More

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