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Seven-Year-Old’s Birthday Money and Other Donations Help Forests Ontario Plant Trees

Seven-Year-Old’s Birthday Money and Other Donations Help Forests Ontario Plant Trees

Posted: December 16, 2019

The other day, a boy visited our office with his mother. He was seven years old. In his hand, the boy clutched a small mason jar. The jar was crammed full of bills, loonies and toonies. “This is my birthday money,” the boy said. “I want to donate it to Forests Ontario. I have $80... Read More

Forests Ontario Celebrates National Christmas Tree Day with Smokey Bear at the Toronto Christmas Market

Forests Ontario Celebrates National Christmas Tree Day with Smokey Bear at the Toronto Christmas Market

Posted: December 10, 2019

Forests Ontario’s CEO, Rob Keen, took the stage at the Toronto Christmas Market in celebration of National Christmas Tree Day on Saturday. Accompanied by Smokey Bear, Keen gave information on the benefits of choosing real Christmas trees. “Real Christmas trees are the most environmentally friendly choice there is,” Keen, a Registered Professional Forester for 38... Read More

Bright Lights: Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Bright Environmental Students at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bright Lights: Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Bright Environmental Students at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted: December 9, 2019

Tidings of comfort and joy filled the Vice-Regal Suite at Queen’s Park on December 6th for the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell lit the tree, a Balsam Fir donated by Forests Ontario and Somerville Nursery, in celebration of students who have exceled in environmental education competitions. “Forests Ontario has been... Read More

Welcome to Grasslands Ontario: Forests Ontario’s newest division promotes enhancement of vital habitat

Welcome to Grasslands Ontario: Forests Ontario’s newest division promotes enhancement of vital habitat

Posted: December 5, 2019

Ontario’s ecological integrity depends on forests, wetlands and grasslands. Each of these habitats provide unique ecosystem services, working in tandem to support a healthy environment. Grasslands, for example, are home to a staggering abundance and richness of plant and animal species, some of them classified as at risk in Ontario. In addition to supporting biodiversity,... Read More

Forests Ontario Taking Applications for Flagship Tree Planting Program

Forests Ontario Taking Applications for Flagship Tree Planting Program

Posted: December 4, 2019

The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for land and property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario. It provides professional technical assistance as well as financial assistance to plant trees. Forests Ontario announced that they are now taking applications for the program. “The 50 MTP is better and more... Read More

Find Your Voice at the Largest Forest Conference in Ontario

Find Your Voice at the Largest Forest Conference in Ontario

Posted: November 28, 2019

By: Alanna Evans For 60 years, the start of a new year has signaled a time for forestry gathering in Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Association, Forests Ontario’s predecessor, would host annual meetings at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. The men (they were all men back then), including members and forestry professionals, reviewed the... Read More

Notre vision: Planter 50 millions d`arbres, une à la fois

Notre vision: Planter 50 millions d`arbres, une à la fois

Posted: November 26, 2019

Forêts Ontario aspire à être la voix de nos forêts. Notre mission est d’augmenter le couvert forestier de l’Ontario et de soutenir les connaissance et l’appréciation de nos forêts par le public. Nos efforts pour favoriser une province de l’Ontario plus verte, plus en santé et plus prospère s’appuient sur nos piliers: restauration, gestion, education... Read More

Tips for keeping your Christmas green… And how to both choose and recycle a real tree!

Tips for keeping your Christmas green… And how to both choose and recycle a real tree!

Posted: November 21, 2019

One of the biggest decisions Ontarians face during the holidays is whether to purchase a real or fake Christmas tree for their home. Yes, fake trees can be more convenient (if you have the space to store one), but consider the aroma, presence and environmental contribution of a real Christmas tree – the green choice.... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Where will we plant those two billion trees to fight climate change?

Letter to the Editor: Where will we plant those two billion trees to fight climate change?

Posted: November 18, 2019

On November 12th, The Guardian published an article titled ‘Where will we plant those two billion trees to fight climate change‘, referring to Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise to plant two billion trees over the next decade. Our CEO Rob Keen responded with an op-ed, which you can find below. Dear Editor I read with great interest Where... Read More

Ontario Envirothon Profile Alumni Profile: Emily Febrey

Ontario Envirothon Profile Alumni Profile: Emily Febrey

Posted: November 14, 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