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Plan in the fall, plant trees in the spring – now is the time to advance a Canada-wide tree planting strategy.

Plan in the fall, plant trees in the spring – now is the time to advance a Canada-wide tree planting strategy.

Posted: September 16, 2020

Opinion Piece by Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada (September 2020) As Canadians, we need to ask ourselves this question – how do we build upon and deploy large-scale tree planting efforts such as the Two Billion Tree Program envisioned by Prime Minster Trudeau? We are not... Read More

Pandemic Proof Climate Action: TRCA & EcoSikh Canada partner in “Adopt-A-Seed” program

Pandemic Proof Climate Action: TRCA & EcoSikh Canada partner in “Adopt-A-Seed” program

EcoSikh Canada celebrated their 1 year anniversary this morning at Black Creek Pioneer Village.  Conservation, Government and Community leaders spoke in support of the climate action group that has managed to exceed expectations and innovate to push forward, despite the pandemic. Those on hand to celebrate the milestone were Representatives from Toronto and Region Conservation... Read More

Outdoorsy From the Get-Go: Envirothon revealed Christine Leduc’s career path

Outdoorsy From the Get-Go: Envirothon revealed Christine Leduc’s career path

Posted: September 1, 2020

By Augusta Lipscombe Ontario Envirothon helps prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in the environmental sciences, in addition to refining interpersonal and teamwork skills. Christine Leduc became an Envirothon regional champion in 2005, representing Elmwood School in Ottawa. Fifteen years later, she’s part of a leading Canadian forest products company. What is your current... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Hayley Murray

Faces of Forests Ontario: Hayley Murray

Posted: August 31, 2020

Favourite Tree: Sugar Maple Favourite Animal: Dogs Please join us in welcoming Hayley Murray to the Forests Ontario team! As our new Forestry Operations Coordinator, Hayley’s duties include administrative tasks for our 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), such as coordinating with planting delivery agents, reviewing site plans, answering landowner inquiries, and working with our... Read More

Careers in Forest Health: Ernie Demuth Explains the Value of Tree Marker Training

Careers in Forest Health: Ernie Demuth Explains the Value of Tree Marker Training

Posted: August 13, 2020

By: Noah Page Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) offer three levels of tree marking certificate courses. As detailed in our previous article, a tree marking certificate can benefit anyone looking to find employment in the central or southern Ontario forest sector. We spoke with Ernie Demuth, Registered Professional Forester, about how... Read More

Seed Forecasting

Forests Ontario has established a seed forecasting database to monitor and better track seed availability for future planting use. In order to continue and better this tracking process, we need our partners and the public’s support in providing seed report information.

Here’s how you can get involved in seed forecasting.