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Faces of Forests Ontario: Amy Howitt

Faces of Forests Ontario: Amy Howitt

Posted: April 29, 2020

Favourite Tree: Sycamore Favourite Ontario Animal: Chickadee Amy Howitt has joined Forests Ontario’s growing team as our new Events Assistant. She connects with our partners, helps plan our annual conference, and coordinates with businesses when they want to organize events such as community tree plants. If you’re enjoying a Forests Ontario event, it’s likely Amy... Read More

Growth of a Green Tribute

Growth of a Green Tribute

Posted: April 16, 2020

Highway of Heroes expands partnership with Forests Ontario along full length of Highway 401 By MJ Kettleborough A green tribute to Canada’s veterans and fallen comrades is set to expand along North America’s busiest highway this spring, thanks to a partnership between the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign (HOH) and Forests Ontario. Property owners within... Read More

Forests Ontario looks to safely plant trees this spring

Forests Ontario looks to safely plant trees this spring

Posted: April 15, 2020

By Rob Keen, RPF CEO, Forests Ontario Forests Ontario wants to acknowledge and deeply thank the frontline workers: those in hospitals and public health units, and those that service our retail stores and home delivery services. Most of these individuals have families and no doubt would prefer to be home safe with them. Regardless, they... Read More

For forest sector professionals, a tree marking course certificate is an important career goal

For forest sector professionals, a tree marking course certificate is an important career goal

Posted: April 14, 2020

Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) offer three levels of certification courses in tree marking. Registration and information on upcoming course support are provided by Kerry Spencer of CIF. Forests Ontario’s Al Corlett coordinates course content and delivery. There are three course levels: Level 1: Tree Marker Training. Mandatory for all tree... Read More

Environmental Education – At Home Edition

Environmental Education – At Home Edition

Posted: April 1, 2020

As the voice of our forests, Forests Ontario is always looking for ways to support environmental education and awareness, at school and at home. School’s out, indefinitely and a little earlier than expected, but students still need to continue their educational journey. Luckily, there are ample opportunities for educational learning at home, indoors and outdoors!... Read More

Waste Management: Inside the World of Recycling

Waste Management: Inside the World of Recycling

Posted: March 27, 2020

By Mathew Cooke The ‘current issue’ of this year’s Ontario Envirothon is Waste Management — an issue which represents much more than just reusing and repurposing materials. Students with an interest in environmental stewardship, from two local high schools, took a deep dive into the world of recycling with Forests Ontario staff on a recent... Read More

#ItTakesAForest Videos Cover Tree Marking, Respirology, and Wooden Architecture

#ItTakesAForest Videos Cover Tree Marking, Respirology, and Wooden Architecture

Posted: March 9, 2020

Forests are more than just breathtaking spaces – they provide us with many services that improve our wellbeing. Forests reduce our stress, improve learning outcomes, and lower the likelihood of asthma in children. On an environmental level, Ontario’s forests are some of the most sustainably managed in the world. Wood requires less energy during its... Read More

Registration Open for OPFA’s Annual Conference

Registration Open for OPFA’s Annual Conference

Posted: March 4, 2020

NOTE: The OPFA’s Conference has been postponed (due to the unfolding events in Canada and recommendations from Health Canada.  The Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA) is hosting their annual conference in Alliston from April 7th to 9th. This is the first time that the historic conference will be held in Simcoe County. “As a proud, long-standing member... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Noah Page

Faces of Forests Ontario: Noah Page

Posted: February 27, 2020

Favourite Tree: Weeping Willow Position: Communications Coordinator One of the new additions to our Communications team is writer extraordinaire, Noah Page! In his position as Communications Coordinator, Noah is involved with all things literary, from press releases and media advisories to technical writing and blog posts. Since joining the Forests Ontario team, Noah has been... Read More

50 Million Tree Program Offers Tree Planting Assistance for Northumberland County Property Owners

50 Million Tree Program Offers Tree Planting Assistance for Northumberland County Property Owners

Posted: February 25, 2020

A Northumberland County tree planter says he is encouraged by the enthusiasm of local landowners to plant trees this spring through the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). “It’s remarkable how much support there is for the program,” said Art Marvin, who plants trees through his partnership, Northumberland Tree Planters. “There’s been a lot of... Read More