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Trees Ontario seeking more Green Leaders to help Ontario plant much needed trees

Toronto, ON, September 13, 2010 – With Ontario in need of millions of new trees, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Trees Ontario, along with its partners, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) and local planting agencies will host six free workshops to inform landowners on the resources and incentives available to plant trees on... Read More

35-Year Old View of London Countryside to Change for the Greener with Trees Ontario Green Leader

35-Year Old View of London Countryside to Change for the Greener with Trees Ontario Green Leader

Click here to watch the Channel A News clip with Green Leader, Dianne Lawrence. June 14, 2010, London, ON – Thirty-five years ago, Dianne Lawrence and her husband Lloyd bought their 49-acre property near Mossley – southeast of London, Ontario. The farm was originally settled by the Jelly family in the 1850’s. Dianne and Lloyd live in... Read More

Where the Four “W’s” meet – Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot and Waterloo – Green Leaders Emerge

TORONTO, Dec. 10 – In the mid-1980s, Manfred and Penny Conrad bought at 27-acre horse farm in the Township of Wellesley. Interestingly, the farm rests amid the four “W’s”, as it is located at a point where Wellesley meets the Townships of Woolwich, Wilmot, and the City of Waterloo. When they purchased the farm, it... Read More

Ontario Landowners and University Professors become Green Leaders in Helping Ontario Reach 50 Million Trees

September 17, 2009 – “We are stewards of some wonderful land. Our responsibility is to ensure its long-term health and viability.” In one way or another, this has become the “mantra” of the Trees Ontario Green Leaders. University Professors Andrew and Katherine Graham, from Landsdowne, Ontario, are part of a growing group of Green Leaders... Read More

A date, a promise made and kept, and a Trees Ontario Green Leader emerges

TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ – It was 1973 and Ron Klages from Chesley, ON (near Owen Sound) was on a date. They drove past a field filled with glistening bales of straw. Although stark in appearance, there was something about this particular location that caught his eye and captured his imagination. At that moment, he... Read More