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Forests Ontario’s Interview with Envirothon Alumnus Tess Ward

Forests Ontario’s Interview with Envirothon Alumnus Tess Ward

Posted: February 6, 2020

The Ontario Envirothon program helps to prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in the environmental sciences, and refines their interpersonal and teamwork skills. More than that, though, it touches the lives of its participants—fueling a passion for the environment and sparking friendships. In this series, a number of Envirothon alumni will be profiled to... Read More

Le « monument vert » de l’Autoroute des héros grandit

Le « monument vert » de l’Autoroute des héros grandit

Posted: January 27, 2020

Ce printemps, le monument vivant dédié aux anciens combattants et aux soldats canadiens disparus qui longe l’autoroute la plus empruntée au pays prendra de l’ampleur grâce à un nouveau soutien financier. Les propriétaires fonciers peuvent maintenant bénéficier de subventions pour la plantation d’arbres près de l’autoroute 401, entre Windsor et Cornwall. En effet, un partenariat... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Nicole Baldwin

Faces of Forests Ontario: Nicole Baldwin

Posted: January 27, 2020

Favourite Tree: White Birch Position: Restoration Programs Coordinator Meet Nicole Baldwin, Forests Ontario’s Restoration Programs Coordinator! With us since September 2019, Nicole spends her busy days developing our tree planting programs, acting as the main point-of-contact for our planting delivery agents, and travelling throughout the province to visit partners and check out planting sites. Nicole grew up... Read More

2020 Annual Conference: Inspiring Change Panel

2020 Annual Conference: Inspiring Change Panel

Posted: January 24, 2020

Forests Ontario’s 2020 Annual Conference calls on all attendees to bring their voices and passion for forests to the table. As the largest forestry conference in the province, this year’s theme – We The Forest – focuses on the importance of speaking up to ensure our forests’ future. The Inspiring Change Panel, moderated by Scott... Read More

Highway of Heroes ‘Green Monument’ to Expand

Highway of Heroes ‘Green Monument’ to Expand

Posted: January 20, 2020

A green tribute to Canada’s veterans and fallen comrades is set to expand this spring along Canada’s busiest highway, thanks to new support for tree planting. Property owners can now apply for a funding subsidy that provides financial assistance to help plant trees near Highway 401, from Windsor to Cornwall, by virtue of a powerful... Read More

A New Tree Planting Opportunity for Landowners: Forest Ontario’s Over-the-Counter Program

A New Tree Planting Opportunity for Landowners: Forest Ontario’s Over-the-Counter Program

Posted: January 15, 2020

If you’re a landowner interested in planting trees on your property, you might be eligible for funding assistance from Forests Ontario’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tree Sales Program. Unlike our 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), the OTC Program is designed to support small-scale tree planting initiatives across the province. Landowners will not be expected to enter... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Fraser McLaughlin

Faces of Forests Ontario: Fraser McLaughlin

Posted: January 8, 2020

Favourite Tree: White Cedar Position: Forestry Program Development Coordinator The Forests Ontario team is pleased to introduce Fraser McLaughlin as our newest member! As the Forestry Program Development Coordinator, Fraser will be using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to compile environmental data and strategically identify tree planting areas for the 50 Million Tree Program. He’ll... Read More

Tree Identification With Grade School Students in North Toronto:  A Forestry in the Classroom Adventure

Tree Identification With Grade School Students in North Toronto: A Forestry in the Classroom Adventure

Posted: January 2, 2020

By Peter Kuitenbrouwer A surprise early November snowfall overnight swaddled North York in white. This caused some concern for Elisa Bisgould-Menendian, the grade 4-5 teacher. Did all her students have boots? Could she responsibly take them out for the tree identification workshop in the park across from Ancaster Public School? Luckily, all but one student... Read More

York Region 2019 Tree Bee Competition

York Region 2019 Tree Bee Competition

Posted: December 19, 2019

The Regional Municipality of York and Forests Ontario partnered once again to deliver the fifth annual York Region Tree Bee Competition. On November 19th, eager youth from across the region gathered together at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts to prepare for the big evening. As competitors settled into their teams, volunteers and staff... Read More

Forests Ontario 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Carol Phillips

Forests Ontario 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Carol Phillips

Posted: December 17, 2019

Our 2020 Annual Conference will call attendees to discuss ways in which we can all collaborate to ensure our forests’ future. We are proud to announce the Keynote Speaker, Carol Phillips. Carol Phillips is a partner at Moriyama and Teshima Architects, a renowned architecture firm known for remarkable and innovative projects in Canada and internationally. Carol... Read More