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Forests Ontario Holiday Instagram Contest

Forests Ontario Holiday Instagram Contest

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN TWO ANNUAL PASSES TO RIPLEY'S AQUARIUM!

Want to win unlimited visits to Ripley’s Aquarium for a whole year? It’s as easy as 1-2-3… Literally! All you have to do is… Take a picture with the Big Tree at the Toronto Christmas Market Follow @Forests_Ontario on Instagram Upload the picture to Instagram, tagging us @Forests_Ontario and #ItTakesAForest All participants will be entered... Read More

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

It Takes A Billboard to Raise Forestry Awareness

It Takes A Billboard to Raise Forestry Awareness

Kenora Billboard Pays Tribute to Importance of Wood Products and Ontario's Forest Sector

KENORA, ON, Nov. 9, 2018 – Today, government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders gathered in Northwestern Ontario to promote a recent billboard developed under the province-wide It Takes A Forest public awareness initiative. Greg Rickford, MPP Kenora-Rainy River, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, and Dave Canfield, Mayor of Kenora, joined Erik Holmstrom, Ontario Timberlands Manager of... 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

Scarborough Tree Bee

November 15th, 2018

The Toronto Tree Bee competition for 2018 will be held on Thursday, November 15.

Tree Bee is a competition of tree identification and conservation.  It is a great opportunity for students in grades 4 to 6 to learn about nature and the environment, while having a chance to represent their school in a friendly and exciting environment.

Pre-registration is required.  Please register by emailing info@forestsontario.ca

Location
Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, 100 Brimley Rd S, Scarborough, ON M1M 3X4
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193
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

Local Man Honoured for Tree Planting

Local Man Honoured for Tree Planting

Ed Barden Announced as Forests Ontario’s Newest Green Leader

GUELPH, ON (July 31, 2018) – Forests Ontario’s newest Green Leader, Ed Barden, retired in 2001 – but you’d never guess that whilst watching him tend to his woodlot. This Hillsburgh resident keeps himself busy planting, watering and pruning. Ed doesn’t know where his love of trees and forests stems from, but they’ve been his... 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

All Grown Up: Forests Ontario’s Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

All Grown Up: Forests Ontario’s Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

Posted: May 8, 2018

Forests Ontario celebrated a milestone this month with the tenth annual Community Tree Planting Weekend. This year, 800 volunteers joined forces in seven locations across the province to improve their communities and the environment. Community Tree Plant was established in 2008 to unite community members with the common goal of enhancing our urban forests. Since... Read More