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Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Northern Ontario High School Grad Rewarded for Environmental Stewardship Efforts

Posted: August 22, 2019

Recent Korah Collegiate graduate Caleb Patterson has been recognized for his achievements as a young environmental steward with the 2019 James S. Miller Memorial Scholarship. Tom Croswell, Co-Chair of the Algoma Envirothon, presented the scholarship to Caleb on August 17th at the J.S. Miller Trail Head in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The James S. Miller... Read More

Tree Marker Profile: Lacey Rose

Tree Marker Profile: Lacey Rose

Posted: August 15, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based on a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... Read More

Toddlers pitch in to help plant trees in Orillia

Toddlers pitch in to help plant trees in Orillia

Posted: August 13, 2019

When Jane Ball, a retired college counsellor in Orillia, heard that the Government of Ontario had cancelled funding for the 50 Million Tree Program, she wanted to help. “I am extremely concerned about the climate crisis,” said Ball, a founder of the Couchiching Conservancy, a land trust that now owns 12,000 acres in Ontario. “It’s... Read More

Ontario man completes Tree-Athlon

Ontario man completes Tree-Athlon

Posted: August 6, 2019

By Hannah Freedberg Brandon Rynka is a motivational speaker, health coach, adventure athlete, and consultant.  He lives his life with the goal of inspiring others to live healthier lives, and to push themselves out of their mental and physical comfort zone. Rynka often participates in strength and endurance challenges as an effort to inspire others... Read More

Tree Marker Profile: Jordan MacMillan

Tree Marker Profile: Jordan MacMillan

Posted: August 1, 2019

Tree marking involves the careful selection of trees for harvest, based upon a forest management prescription. In order to mark trees on Crown land in Ontario, a certification is required. The individuals who hold this certification are known as ‘Tree Markers.’ In order to get a better sense of what tree marking entails, Forests Ontario interviewed... 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.