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National Christmas Tree Day is on December 1st – will you choose a real or fake tree this year?

National Christmas Tree Day is on December 1st – will you choose a real or fake tree this year?

Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen has some tips to help you choose the perfect real tree!

Buying a natural Christmas tree is a win-win – it is an opportunity to bring the beauty and aroma of Ontario’s forests inside during the holiday, which is eco-friendly and supports not only Ontario tree farmers but the provincial economy. On top of being socially and environmentally responsible, buying a real tree is also fun! ... Read More

Toronto Christmas Market kicks off holiday season with one really big tree, and lots (and lots) of little lights

Toronto Christmas Market kicks off holiday season with one really big tree, and lots (and lots) of little lights

Forests Ontario provides iconic tree to the Toronto Christmas Market for the 8th year

Decorating a Christmas tree is rarely an easy task, and it’s even more complex when it involves over 40,000 lights, 800 ornaments and 1.5 km of gold ribbon. On Friday, November 2nd, in front of curious onlookers and passerby, the Toronto Christmas Market successfully installed its famed 50-foot Christmas tree. Donated annually by Forests Ontario... Read More

A Teacher Marked by the Wild

A Teacher Marked by the Wild

Green Leader Plants 8,000 Trees on King City School Grounds

Andrew MacMillan, an outdoor education teacher at King City’s Country Day School, facilitated the planting of more than 8,000 trees on the school’s property earlier this year. The planting was done through the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program, which is run by non-profit organization Forests Ontario. Forests Ontario has recognized MacMillan as their... Read More

One Honda, One Hundred Thousand Trees

One Honda, One Hundred Thousand Trees

TORONTO, June 22, 2018 – Forest Recovery Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation are celebrating nearly 100,000 trees planted as part of a longstanding partnership to enhance forests across Canada. Forest Recovery Canada is a national tree planting effort with a focus on enhancing forest cover and connectivity across Canada. Working alongside local planting organizations, municipalities, First Nations... Read More

University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario’s Largest Environmental Competition

University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario’s Largest Environmental Competition

Posted: May 31, 2018

More than 120 high school students from across the province took part in the 2018 Ontario Envirothon, an intensive multi-day competition held at the University of Waterloo. This year, University of Toronto Schools won first place out of 21 teams, becoming the Ontario Envirothon Provincial Champions. Competitors were tested on their knowledge of aquatics, soils,... Read More

Forests Ontario Annual Conferece

Forests Ontario Annual Conferece

February 9th, 2018

Regardless of where we live, forests play an indispensable role in our lives. Our forests are valued for an incredible range of environmental, social, and economic benefits and are the backbone of healthy ecosystems. And, forests will play a vital role in addressing climate change. Forests will have an essential task in the implementation of both adaptation and mitigation strategies at the local, regional, national and global scale. While climate change will send ripples throughout society, the environment and the economy, it will also breed innovation and creative problem solving. Our forests  may just prove to be the solution. Join us on February 9, 2018 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, as we discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

Location
Nottawasaga Inn 6015 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1A4
Link
www.forestsontario.ca