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Six Year Old Isla Smith Celebrates her Love of Trees for Sixth Birthday

Posted: December 6, 2018

Fraser Smith is one of Forests Ontario’s planting partners and Field Advisors as well as the owner of F Smith Consulting.  To celebrate daughter Isla’s sixth birthday this year, the family held a 5 and 5 party. The idea is simple: guests bring $5 that goes toward a gift and another $5 that goes to... Read More

Natural Connections

Natural Connections

Posted: December 5, 2018

Join us for our Annual Conference on February 8th in Alliston, ON! This year’s theme is Natural Connections, where we will be exploring our relationship with Ontario’s forests. Registration is now open with early bird rates available until December 31st.    For those of us that work in, own, or manage a forest, the many... 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

Faces of Forests Ontario: Jeannette Holder

Faces of Forests Ontario: Jeannette Holder

Posted: November 22, 2018

Name: Jeannette Holder Position: Communications Manager Favourite Tree: Catalpa Jeannette Holder has been amplifying the voice of Forests Ontario since she started as the Communications Manager in November 2015. Overseeing the communications which support all of Forests Ontario’s programs keeps Jeannette busy, from meeting with program managers, to coordinating her team’s workload, to designing communications... 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

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.