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2016-17 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

Over the past year and a half, Forests Ontario has focused on growth. It’s at the heart of what we do, whether by growing and restoring our forests or improving as an organization. We’ve made great strides in promoting and supporting the future of healthy forests through our tree planting, educational programs, and awareness campaigns,... Read More

Forests Ontario Awards Highlight Forestry Leaders

Forests Ontario Awards Highlight Forestry Leaders

Honda Canada Foundation Receives Green Legacy Award at Alliston Conference

ALLISTON, ON, Feb. 8,  2019 /CNW/ – Forests Ontario’s Annual Conference took place on February 8th at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario. Ontario’s largest forestry conference, the event brought together more than 400 forestry enthusiasts from across the province for discussions and presentations under the theme of Natural Connections. The conference featured an awards ceremony recognizing groups and individuals that... Read More

Our Forests and Tree Identification using Tree Bee

Our Forests and Tree Identification using Tree Bee

April 8th, 2019

Forests Ontario will discuss the Forest regions of Ontario, identify common trees found in Southern Ontario and use Tree Bee web tool to identify tree species.

Location
Woodbridge Library @Vaughan Public Libraries, 150 Woodbridge Avenue, Woodbridge, Vaughan
Link
treebee.ca
Email
info@forestsontario.ca
Phone
416-646-1193
Port Hope Green Leaders Honour the Past by Planting for the Future

Port Hope Green Leaders Honour the Past by Planting for the Future

Art and Donna Marvin Granted ‘Green Leader’ Status by Forests Ontario

Port Hope residents Art and Donna Marvin have recently been named Forests Ontario’s newest ‘Green Leaders.’ Dedicated to the continued enrichment of their beloved family farm, the couple reforested their 100-acre property, planting 11,000 trees over a two year period. The farm, aptly named Marvindale, is the cornerstone of the Marvins’ legacy. “This farm has... Read More

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