Forests Ontario

Tree Bee

Can’t tell a pine from a poplar? Don’t know the colour of a paper birch tree’s bark? To help answer these questions and more, we created Tree Bee, a tree identification tool for communities, families and classrooms. It’s a great chance to get kids excited about our forests, and the perfect opportunity for friends, families and teachers to spend time learning together outdoors.


For over 60 years, schools participating in our Tree Bee program have taught students how to recognize some of the most common species of Ontario trees, and competitions can be held where students face-off against one another in a test of their skills.

Tree Bee competitions are held province-wide, and we’re always looking for more communities to get involved. If you’d like to bring Tree Bee to your school, or host a Tree Bee competition in your community, get in touch!