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Golf Course Planting Hits a Hole in One

Golf Course Planting Hits a Hole in One

Green Leader Brad Bunkowsky of Burlington Spring Golf & Country Club improves his long game

Burlington, Ont., February 29, 2016 – It’s early dawn and Brad Bunkowsky, Forests Ontario’s newest Green Leader, is already up and ready for the early bird golfers at his family-owned golf course in Burlington. The course, Burlington Springs Golf & Country Club is a family legacy. After Brad’s father acquired the two adjacent plots of... Read More

Green Leader Mark Cullen undertakes ambitious restoration project

Green Leader Mark Cullen undertakes ambitious restoration project

Scugog, Ont., March 24, 2015 – Trees Ontario’s newest Green Leader is no stranger to the environment. Mark Cullen, “Canada’s Favourite Gardener”, has tackled environmental projects since his childhood, after getting a firsthand education in the nursery business through his family’s company, Weall and Cullen. These days, Mark is well-known for his work teaching Canadians... Read More

Collecting with a Caring Hand

Collecting with a Caring Hand

Collecting with a Caring Hand Green Leader Wilma Johnson leaves a legacy of walnut trees across the province Thornton, Ont., January 21, 2015 – From the kitchen in her home, Wilma Johnson has a good vantage point for bird watching. A large window faces out onto a thriving plot of trees, giving Wilma a perfect... Read More

Green Leader Glenn Coon puts community and environment first

Green Leader Glenn Coon puts community and environment first

Port Rowan, Ont., January 14, 2015 – Glenn Coon knows a thing or two about caring. In 1990, he and his wife Pam, both pharmacists, moved to Port Rowan and purchased the local Pharmasave. Over the past 25 years, they have been caring for the health and well-being of local residents. Throughout their years in... Read More

Trees Ontario’s latest Green Leaders are life-long environmental stewards

Trees Ontario’s latest Green Leaders are life-long environmental stewards

Williamsford, ON, February 27, 2014 – Jim H. Louie and Judy Lowry’s 135-acre Grey County property is a quick study when it comes to revealing the couple’s two passions: art and trees. Their farm, located just south of Owen Sound, is surrounded by an assortment of young and old native tree species, some of which... Read More

Meaford couple’s love of trees inspires 50-acre forest overlooking Georgian Bay

Meaford couple’s love of trees inspires 50-acre forest overlooking Georgian Bay

Meaford, ON, November 27, 2013 – In Bill Almond’s opinion, reforesting approximately 50 acres of his 180-acre Meaford, Ont., property with 31,550 new trees was just “something small” he wanted to do for the environment. Of course, to others, including Anne Lennox, a family friend and a forestry coordinator with Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, this was... Read More

Retired Cattle Farmers Demonstrate a Hands-On Approach When Restoring their 150-year-old Barrie Area Property

Retired Cattle Farmers Demonstrate a Hands-On Approach When Restoring their 150-year-old Barrie Area Property

Shanty Bay Couple Announced as Trees Ontario’s Latest Green Leaders TORONTO, ON, June 25, 2013 – John Dunsmore is dedicated to his land. Wielding pruning shears he surveys his 140-acre property looking for grass patches that could threaten his tree seedlings’ survival. He snips at stray strands as to prevent them from pushing down and suffocating the... Read More

Deeply Rooted Loretto Couple Plant a Legacy and Become Trees Ontario’s latest Green Leaders

Landowners credit the support of the Ontario government’s 50 Million Tree Program and local conservation authority TORONTO, ON, March 19, 2013 –&shy John Asher has a vision: he imagines how his grandchildren − Aidan, Oscar, Liam and Ashley −  will one day as adults recall the time each planted a tree on his property in Simcoe... Read More

Trees Ontario’s Latest Green Leader, an Essex County Farmer, Restores his Family Property

Trees Ontario’s Latest Green Leader, an Essex County Farmer, Restores his Family Property

Toronto, ON, November 14, 2012 – As you head to the back 40 of Joe and Joyce Hickson’s property, you are surrounded by unique topography, original forests and newly planted trees. The Hicksons make it difficult to believe you are in Essex County. Mr. Hickson is the latest Ontario landowner to be recognized as a... Read More

Leeds Grenville County resident named Trees Ontario Green Leader for planting a loving legacy

Leeds Grenville County resident named Trees Ontario Green Leader for planting a loving legacy

Leeds Grenville County, ON, September 19, 2012 – One little stone house started it all. The Harvey’s purchased their 1796 property while busy teaching in Ottawa. The couple desired a quiet place away from their bustling lives in the city, and purchased the property after Patricia fell in love with the stone house that is... Read More