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Ontarians Plant More Than a Million Trees for the Province’s 150th Birthday

Ontarians Plant More Than a Million Trees for the Province’s 150th Birthday

The Green Leaf Challenge Celebrates Ontario’s Commitment to a Greener Future

Toronto, ON, March 15, 2018 – Forests Ontario, with the support of its planting and corporate partners, community groups, schools, families, and individuals from across Ontario, planted and counted a milestone one million trees under Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge (GLC) in 2017. “It is inspiring to see the commitment that Ontario communities have shown in growing... Read More

Ten Years and 24 Million Trees

Ten Years and 24 Million Trees

Forests Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program Reaches New Heights

Ten years ago, Forests Ontario and the Ontario government committed to plant 50 million trees across the province by 2025. The 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP), part of a greater, greener vision, was launched under the United Nations Environment Programme’s Billion Tree Campaign, initiated as a response to the growing impacts of climate change. The... Read More

Dryden Woman Revisits Her Roots through Tree Planting

Dryden Woman Revisits Her Roots through Tree Planting

Forests Ontario Green Leader, Wanda Mitchell, plants 15,000 trees with 50 Million Tree Program

DRYDEN, ON (March 6, 2018) – Wanda Mitchell was always involved with woodlands in one way or another. While she was growing up, she would occasionally accompany her father, a logger, to work on Hartman Township’s Turkey Trail wood lots. Wanda was fascinated by the logging crew, and the horses (which were still used at... Read More

Professional Pilot Helps Government of Ontario’s Tree Planting Program Soar toward 50 Million Goal

Professional Pilot Helps Government of Ontario’s Tree Planting Program Soar toward 50 Million Goal

Local man awarded Green Leader status by Forests Ontario

AMARANTH, ON (March 2, 2018) – Local pilot, Jeff Roney, is Forests Ontario’s newest Green Leader, nominated for his work with the government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP). He and his wife, Samantha Campbell, a nurse practitioner, planted more than 2,000 trees through the program. Jeff is not only a pilot but... Read More

LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

TORONTO, February 26, 2018 – Starting February 26th, the public can support Forests Ontario by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for Forests Ontario will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until March 31st. The Voice for our Forests Forests Ontario is the voice for... Read More

Jamie McRae Wins Forests Ontario’s 2018 Ontario Wood Award

Jamie McRae Wins Forests Ontario’s 2018 Ontario Wood Award

Forests Ontario Announces Award Winners at Annual Conference

TORONTO, ON (February 9, 2018) – Lumberman Jamie McRae was one of several award winners announced at Forests Ontario’s annual conference today. McRae took home the 2018 Ontario Wood Award for his contributions to the positive promotion of the Ontario Wood brand. A fifth-generation forestry professional, McRae’s family history dates back to the forestry boom... 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
Trees Breathe New Life into Farmer’s Land – And Second Career

Trees Breathe New Life into Farmer’s Land – And Second Career

Trent Massey recognized as a Green Leader after planting new forest

Trent Massey was a farmer raising cows, chickens, pigs and goats in Echo Bay, Ontario—home of The Big Loonie. But when he had to pack the business in and sell his livestock, he and his wife were left wondering what to do with their sprawling 30 acres of land.    When Trent was introduced to Forests... Read More

Ways to Tree-cycle, a used Christmas tree

Ways to Tree-cycle, a used Christmas tree

While your discarded Christmas tree may look sad and bare without the lights and ornaments lying on the snowbank, it is getting ready for its next tree-cycling act. Christmas trees are 100 per cent biodegradable and there are many ways to give your tree a second life this post-holiday season. Most municipalities in Ontario have... Read More

Lighting the Tree in Celebration of Outdoor Education

Lighting the Tree in Celebration of Outdoor Education

Forests Ontario joins The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to ring in the holiday season at Queen’s Park

TORONTO, ON, December 4, 2017 – A Christmas tree, a seasonal icon from Ontario’s north, illuminated the halls of Queen’s Park last Friday. The annual lighting of the Lieutenant Governor’s Christmas tree, a 14 foot Balsam fir provided by Forests Ontario and grown by our partners at Somerville Nurseries in Alliston, Ontario, was adorned with... Read More