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New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

Posted: June 26, 2019

The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern Ontario. Representatives from local sponsors including the Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC), Domtar Inc., Resolute Forest Products, and Dryden Forest Management Company Ltd. joined Scott Jackson, Director of Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations from Forests Ontario at the... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about the 50 Million Tree Program

Frequently Asked Questions about the 50 Million Tree Program

Posted: May 15, 2019

What is the 50 Million Tree Program? The 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP) is an afforestation and carbon sequestration tree planting program funded by the Ontario Government through the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The program, administered by Forests Ontario, provided financial support to landowners across Ontario reducing tree planting costs and expanding... Read More

2017-18 Annual Report

2017-18 Annual Report

This past year, Forests Ontario has worked hard to strengthen our position as the voice for our forests. Through breakthroughs and milestones, we’ve made significant strides in our mission to make Ontario’s forests greener. Our pillars of forest restoration, education, and awareness have positioned us as the go-to organization for information about Ontario’s forests. Our 2017-18... Read More

What Makes a Good Tree?

What Makes a Good Tree?

Posted: April 12, 2019

Tips for Spring Planting in Eastern Ontario We can all agree that trees add value to our properties, to our lives and to our local ecosystems. They shade us and shield us from strong winds; they provide habitat for wildlife, they clean our air and water, and they help to reduce the negative effects of... Read More

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Posted: April 12, 2019

Available to all students in Northern Ontario who are now in their final year of high school and intend to enter their first year of post-secondary education in natural resources or a related field commencing in the fall following their high school graduation. Students are eligible for the $1,000 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Deadline... Read More

Russell County Councillor Recognized for Environmental Good Deeds

Russell County Councillor Recognized for Environmental Good Deeds

Green Leader Reforests Property and Donates Land for a Park in Embrun

Ottawa, ON (March 14, 2019) – I met André Brisson in the bustling lobby of a hotel in Toronto’s Chinatown district. The Russell County Councillor joked with me about the notorious city traffic. He’d come for the Royal Winter Fair, where his daughters were showing calves. André comes from a long line of dairy farmers.... Read More

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

MEDIA RELEASE (March 20, 2019, Queen’s Park) – Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics.  Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million... Read More

Believe it or not, Ontario needs more trees!

Believe it or not, Ontario needs more trees!

Rob Keen, RPF CEO – Forests Ontario February 20, 2019 – Having spent my life surrounded by trees, – 40 years in a professional capacity – I know when our forests are healthy, they provide an impressive range of services and benefits. While the value of our forest’s ability to sequester carbon and mitigate the... 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

2016-17 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

Over the past year and a half, Forests Ontario has focused on growth. It’s at the heart of what we do, whether by growing and restoring our forests or improving as an organization. We’ve made great strides in promoting and supporting the future of healthy forests through our tree planting, educational programs, and awareness campaigns,... Read More