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Forests Ontario Celebrates National Christmas Tree Day with Smokey Bear at the Toronto Christmas Market

Forests Ontario Celebrates National Christmas Tree Day with Smokey Bear at the Toronto Christmas Market

Posted: December 10, 2019

Forests Ontario’s CEO, Rob Keen, took the stage at the Toronto Christmas Market in celebration of National Christmas Tree Day on Saturday. Accompanied by Smokey Bear, Keen gave information on the benefits of choosing real Christmas trees. “Real Christmas trees are the most environmentally friendly choice there is,” Keen, a Registered Professional Forester for 38... Read More

Bright Lights: Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Bright Environmental Students at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bright Lights: Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Bright Environmental Students at Tree Lighting Ceremony

Posted: December 9, 2019

Tidings of comfort and joy filled the Vice-Regal Suite at Queen’s Park on December 6th for the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell lit the tree, a Balsam Fir donated by Forests Ontario and Somerville Nursery, in celebration of students who have exceled in environmental education competitions. “Forests Ontario has been... Read More

Welcome to Grasslands Ontario: Forests Ontario’s newest division promotes enhancement of vital habitat

Welcome to Grasslands Ontario: Forests Ontario’s newest division promotes enhancement of vital habitat

Posted: December 5, 2019

Ontario’s ecological integrity depends on forests, wetlands and grasslands. Each of these habitats provide unique ecosystem services, working in tandem to support a healthy environment. Grasslands, for example, are home to a staggering abundance and richness of plant and animal species, some of them classified as at risk in Ontario. In addition to supporting biodiversity,... Read More

Forests Ontario Taking Applications for Flagship Tree Planting Program

Forests Ontario Taking Applications for Flagship Tree Planting Program

Posted: December 4, 2019

The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting program for land and property owners with the goal of increasing forest cover in Ontario. It provides professional technical assistance as well as financial assistance to plant trees. Forests Ontario announced that they are now taking applications for the program. “The 50 MTP is better and more... Read More

Find Your Voice at the Largest Forest Conference in Ontario

Find Your Voice at the Largest Forest Conference in Ontario

Posted: November 28, 2019

By: Alanna Evans For 60 years, the start of a new year has signaled a time for forestry gathering in Ontario. The Ontario Forestry Association, Forests Ontario’s predecessor, would host annual meetings at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. The men (they were all men back then), including members and forestry professionals, reviewed the... 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.