Forests are the centre of our lives. They supply the air we breathe, they clean our water, they provide habitat for animals, and they provide opportunities to enjoy nature. They also provide the wood products that make our lives better.
#ItTakesAForest is a collaborative led by Forests Ontario and local, like-minded individuals and organizations. It aims to deliver fact-based information to the public about the role of forests and forest products in our growing economy, addressing climate change, and creating a healthier ecosystem.
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Did you know that Ontario is home to more than 85 billion trees?
Reading and Writing on Paper
Did you know that reading and writing on paper improves learning?
Did you know that wood is the material of choice where quality acoustics are important, such as concert halls and auditoriums.
Did you know that forests have acted as a source of inspiration for Canadian artists such as Emily Carr, Tom Thompson, and Steve Driscoll.
Keep Water Clean
Did you know that healthy forests and their roots keep water clean.
Reduce Symptoms of ADHD
Did you know that spending as little as 20 minutes in nature reduces symptoms of ADHD.
Did you know that asthma rates in young children are 25% lower in areas with trees.
Did you know that a wood-framed home stores the same amount of carbon that is emitted by running the family car for five years.
Did you know that wood products, like furniture, store carbon for decades.
Harvesting our Forests
Did you know that less than 0.5% of Ontario’s provincial forests are harvested each year.