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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

James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Posted: April 24, 2018

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

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