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A New Tree Planting Opportunity for Landowners: Forest Ontario’s Over-the-Counter Program

A New Tree Planting Opportunity for Landowners: Forest Ontario’s Over-the-Counter Program

Posted: January 15, 2020

If you’re a landowner interested in planting trees on your property, you might be eligible for funding assistance from Forests Ontario’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) Tree Sales Program. Unlike our 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP), the OTC Program is designed to support small-scale tree planting initiatives across the province. Landowners will not be expected to enter... Read More

Faces of Forests Ontario: Fraser McLaughlin

Faces of Forests Ontario: Fraser McLaughlin

Posted: January 8, 2020

Favourite Tree: White Cedar Position: Forestry Program Development Coordinator The Forests Ontario team is pleased to introduce Fraser McLaughlin as our newest member! As the Forestry Program Development Coordinator, Fraser will be using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to compile environmental data and strategically identify tree planting areas for the 50 Million Tree Program. He’ll... Read More

Tree Identification With Grade School Students in North Toronto:  A Forestry in the Classroom Adventure

Tree Identification With Grade School Students in North Toronto: A Forestry in the Classroom Adventure

Posted: January 2, 2020

By Peter Kuitenbrouwer A surprise early November snowfall overnight swaddled North York in white. This caused some concern for Elisa Bisgould-Menendian, the grade 4-5 teacher. Did all her students have boots? Could she responsibly take them out for the tree identification workshop in the park across from Ancaster Public School? Luckily, all but one student... Read More

York Region 2019 Tree Bee Competition

York Region 2019 Tree Bee Competition

Posted: December 19, 2019

The Regional Municipality of York and Forests Ontario partnered once again to deliver the fifth annual York Region Tree Bee Competition. On November 19th, eager youth from across the region gathered together at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts to prepare for the big evening. As competitors settled into their teams, volunteers and staff... Read More

Forests Ontario 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Carol Phillips

Forests Ontario 2020 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Carol Phillips

Posted: December 17, 2019

Our 2020 Annual Conference will call attendees to discuss ways in which we can all collaborate to ensure our forests’ future. We are proud to announce the Keynote Speaker, Carol Phillips. Carol Phillips is a partner at Moriyama and Teshima Architects, a renowned architecture firm known for remarkable and innovative projects in Canada and internationally. Carol... 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.