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Forests Ontario regularly authors and shares reports on important topics affecting the environment, the public, and the forestry sector in Ontario.

Trees Ontario seeking more Green Leaders to help re-forest Ontario

Ontario, January 18, 2011 – Experts have determined that a minimum 30% forest cover is required to maintain a healthy sustainable environment. Currently, there is an urgent ecological crisis in our province with forest cover being as low as 5% in several regions. The lack of sufficient forest cover in the province is compromising the... Read More

Kudos to Environmental Commissioner and Trees Ontario

By Ken Black Huntsville, ON, October 15, 2010 – “The Ontario government needs to give more direction as to where, what and how many trees should be planted to restore our woodlands in Southern Ontario.” So says Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 Annual Report. While acknowledging existing tree planting programs in Ontario,... Read More

Ontario Needs at Least One Billion More Trees

December 29, 2009 – Toronto, Ontario – More than a billion trees need to be planted across southern Ontario to help restore natural cover and protect our watersheds, Trees Ontario has announced. In a year end summary of tree planting results, Trees Ontario, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the “re-greening” of southern Ontario, reported that... Read More

Ontario youth benefit from new demand for Green Jobs

TORONTO, June 16, 2009 – Trees Ontario is partnering with the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide green jobs for the province’s youth. This comes as research conducted by the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada states that there will be an increase in demand for employees in environment-related fields between now and 2011. For eight... Read More