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Three Ottawa Greenspaces Receive Green Streets Canada Grants

Ottawa – Tree Canada and its program partner Trees Ontario have awarded a $37,660 grant to the City of Ottawa, as part of its Green Streets Canada program for 2007-8. The communities benefiting from the funds are Cardinal Creek, Shea Road and Abbott Street in Stittsville-Kanata West and the Monaghan Storm Water Pond in Kanata South.... Read More

Trees Ontario to kick off National Forestry Week by giving out 1,500 White Pine seedlings at First Canadian Place

    WHAT: Trees Ontario student tree planters will be distributing 1,500 free white pine seedlings – Ontario’s Provincial Tree – at First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto to kick off National Forestry Week WHERE:First Canadian Place, King and Bay (Enter off Adelaide Street, take escalators down to Concourse Level – Community Centre is near... Read More

Wasaga Beach completes the picture with beautiful trees

September 24, 2007 – Wasaga Beach: The Town of Wasaga Beach in cooperation with the Trees Ontario Foundation and Maple Leaves Forever are proud to declare that the town’s first Maple Leaf Day will take place on Wednesday, September 26th at 11 am at the entrance to the walking trail at 41st Street and Blue... Read More

Trees Ontario announces new Communications Manager

Michael Scott, President and CEO of Trees Ontario has announced the appointment of Elissa Schmidt as Manager of Communications effective Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Elissa comes to Trees Ontario from Ontario Power Generation, Pickering Nuclear, where she has been Communications Officer, working on internal and external communication programs. Prior to joining OPG she was Special... Read More

Trees Ontario Foundation joins with Tree Canada in supporting urban forests programs

Ottawa: August 20, 2007 – Tree Canada President Michael Rosen announced today the list of the winning 2007/08 communities under the Green Streets Canada program. The 16 winning communities successfully demonstrated their innovation and creative approaches in helping green Canada through their urban forest programs. The announcement was made at the Forests in Settled Landscapes... Read More

Trees Ontario Supports Youth Ranger Program Which Benefits Environment and Helps Fight Climate Change

Ontario Stewardship Ranger Program Provides Resource Management Experience August 20 – TORONTO – A partnership between the Ontario Stewardship Ranger program and a non-profit environmental organization is creating a healthier environment, fighting effects of climate change and providing young people with valuable work experience, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said today. “By sponsoring four Ontario... Read More

Durham Region’s Chex Television recently featured Trees Ontario in its Newswatch program

Durham Region’s, Chex Television, recently featured Trees Ontario in its Newswatch program. The coverage highlighted Trees Ontario’s spring 2007 planting rates, available tree planting initiatives, and how the organization supports its various partners. Pam Lancaster, Grand River Conservation Authority Stewardship Technician, and Trees Ontario planting agency partner, are featured in the news coverage. Click here to watch the video (approximate... Read More

2.6 million trees planted

Tree planting agencies such as Conservation Authorities and Ontario Stewardship plant approximately 2 million trees across Southern Ontario each year. Thanks to additional funding from the Ontario government and renewed planting partnerships, the TOF is helping these agencies increase that number by more than 600,000 trees this spring. (more information). Read More

Reforesting local properties devastated by the August 2006 tornadoes

36,000 Tree Seedlings to be Planted BANCROFT – Several local woodlots are being restored this Spring through the North Hastings Blow Down Pilot Project, sponsored jointly by the Community Futures Development Corporation of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin and the Trees Ontario Foundation. Six local landowners are participating in the pilot project which... Read More

Premier and Minister join TOF at Earth Day

Premier Dalton McGuinty and Minister of the Environment Laurel Broten join Trees Ontario Foundation tree planters at The Green Living Show in Toronto, Friday April 27, 2007.   Read More