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2019 Course Dates Announced for Ontario Tree Marking Program

2019 Course Dates Announced for Ontario Tree Marking Program

Posted: February 28, 2019

The Ontario Tree Marking Program teaches the wise use of silvicultural systems used to sustain and enhance forest ecosystems that existing and future forest industry depends on. The program is delivered by Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry and covers the forest management systems used in Ontario. 2019 course dates have been announced.... Read More

Free Tree Planting Workshops for Ontario Landowners

Posted: February 15, 2019

  Toronto, ON (February 15, 2019) – Forests Ontario wants landowners to consider the benefits of large-scale tree planting. The non-profit organization will be hosting seven free tree planting workshops across the province, in partnership with local planting delivery agencies, during February and March of 2019. WHO: Forests Ontario, Local Planting Delivery Agencies, Local Landowners... Read More

Ontario Envirothon Alumni Profile: David Lawless

Ontario Envirothon Alumni Profile: David Lawless

Posted: February 15, 2019

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 give... Read More

Ontario Wood Profile: Red Hill Woods

Ontario Wood Profile: Red Hill Woods

Posted: January 24, 2019

See more of Dave’s work at Redhillwoods.com. “If I’m lucky, I can get 40 bows out of a single tree. I love to get such unbelievable mileage out of a natural resource,” says Dave Borsellino, describing one of the many things he loves about bow making. Dave is firm in his belief that nature, and... Read More

The Dirt on Forest Therapy

The Dirt on Forest Therapy

Posted: January 10, 2019

Wind whispering through leaves; subtle scents of cedar; sun spilling through a forest canopy. Many of us are innately drawn to nature, finding solace in its restorative powers. Recently, science has begun to support what so many of us have suspected: Time in nature is good for us! One way to reap the physical and... Read More

A Place to Learn, A Place to Grow

A Place to Learn, A Place to Grow

Posted: January 8, 2019

I’m a 21 year-old student from The Netherlands. I study international business administration and I’m currently an intern at Forests Ontario to learn more about the importance of trees, to discover Canadian culture, and to experience what it’s like to work in a different part of the world. I’m a huge car geek and I... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Ruth Hall

Faces of Forests Ontario: Ruth Hall

Posted: January 4, 2019

Name: Ruth Hall Position: Office Administrator Favourite Tree: Poplar A big hat’s off to Ruth Hall, the woman who keeps the Forests Ontario office running like a well-oiled machine! Ruth has been with us now for three months, though she previously held the Office Administrator position with Trees Ontario (the former incarnation of Forests Ontario)... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Joris Effing

Faces of Forests Ontario: Joris Effing

Posted: December 18, 2018

Name: Joris Effing Position: Intern Favourite Tree: Japanese maple Joining us all the way from The Netherlands is Joris Effing! Joris is completing a ten week, full-time placement with Forests Ontario as part of the requirements of his undergraduate degree. When not working on his research paper on the impact of government incentives on forest... Read More

Six Year Old Isla Smith Celebrates her Love of Trees for Sixth Birthday

Posted: December 6, 2018

Fraser Smith is one of Forests Ontario’s planting partners and Field Advisors as well as the owner of F Smith Consulting.  To celebrate daughter Isla’s sixth birthday this year, the family held a 5 and 5 party. The idea is simple: guests bring $5 that goes toward a gift and another $5 that goes to... Read More

Natural Connections

Natural Connections

Posted: December 5, 2018

Join us for our Annual Conference on February 8th in Alliston, ON! This year’s theme is Natural Connections, where we will be exploring our relationship with Ontario’s forests. Registration is now open with early bird rates available until December 31st.    For those of us that work in, own, or manage a forest, the many... Read More