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Tree Marker Profile: Liz Cobb

Tree Marker Profile: Liz Cobb

Posted: August 29, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based upon a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... Read More

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Posted: August 22, 2019

Recent Korah Collegiate graduate Caleb Patterson has been recognized for his achievements as a young environmental steward with the 2019 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Tom Croswell, Co-Chair of the Algoma Envirothon, presented the scholarship to Caleb on August 17th at the J.S. Miller Trail Head in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The James S. Miller... Read More

Tree Marker Profile: Lacey Rose

Tree Marker Profile: Lacey Rose

Posted: August 15, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based on a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... Read More

Toddlers pitch in to help plant trees in Orillia

Toddlers pitch in to help plant trees in Orillia

Posted: August 13, 2019

When Jane Ball, a retired college counsellor in Orillia, heard that the Government of Ontario had cancelled funding for the 50 Million Tree Program, she wanted to help. “I am extremely concerned about the climate crisis,” said Ball, a founder of the Couchiching Conservancy, a land trust that now owns 12,000 acres in Ontario. “It’s... Read More

Ontario man completes Tree-Athlon

Ontario man completes Tree-Athlon

Posted: August 6, 2019

By Hannah Freedberg Brandon Rynka is a motivational speaker, health coach, adventure athlete, and consultant.  He lives his life with the goal of inspiring others to live healthier lives, and to push themselves out of their mental and physical comfort zone. Rynka often participates in strength and endurance challenges as an effort to inspire others... Read More

Tree Marker Profile: Jordan MacMillan

Tree Marker Profile: Jordan MacMillan

Posted: August 1, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based upon a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... Read More

To the Victor Go the Soils

To the Victor Go the Soils

Posted: July 25, 2019

The University of Toronto Schools (UTS) is well on its way to building a legacy, having now won the Ontario Envirothon for the sixth year in a row. It’s not surprising that many people are beginning to wonder what the school’s secret to success is. This is exactly how I found myself amongst nearly 650... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Hannah Freedberg

Faces of Forests Ontario: Hannah Freedberg

Posted: July 16, 2019

Name: Hannah Freedberg Position: Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Favourite Tree: Dogwood We are very excited to have Hannah join our team for the summer as an intern! She will be working primarily on the It Takes a Forest campaign, and is looking forward to working with Forests Ontario to further her experience in forestry and... Read More

Rogers Employee Engagement Tree Plant – Tommy Thompson Park

Rogers Employee Engagement Tree Plant – Tommy Thompson Park

Posted: July 10, 2019

A few weeks ago, 120 Rogers employees took part in a community tree plant at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto, as a part of Rogers National Volunteer Week. Tommy Thompson Park takes up the northern half of the Leslie Street Spit.  Named for a former Toronto Parks Commissioner, Tommy Thompson is managed by the Toronto... Read More

Forests Ontario Planting Delivery Agent Plants Her One Millionth Tree

Forests Ontario Planting Delivery Agent Plants Her One Millionth Tree

Posted: July 2, 2019

Eleanor Reed, a Norland area forester, planted her one millionth tree on a local property in May. Reed has been a Planting Delivery Agent for the 50 Million Tree Program since it first began in 2008. Managed by Forests Ontario, the program was funded by Ontario’s provincial government until 2019, and will continue to be... Read More