Forests Ontario

News & Events

    • Woodlot Owner Information Night

      October 12

      FREE INFO NIGHT YOUR WOODLOT IS AT RISK Ash trees in York Region are dying because of emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees.…Find out more

      Location
      Royal Canadian Legion Branch 382, 31 Princess St, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0, Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      eabservice@forestsontario.ca
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • Identify Trees in your Neighborhood

      October 13

      Have you ever wondered what kind of trees grow in your neighbourhood? Using the Tree Bee web identification tool, a member of Forests Ontario will show you how to identify…Find out more

      Location
      St. James Town Library, Toronto
      Link
      www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
    • Halton Forest Festival

      October 14

      Community members are invited to attend the Halton Forest Festival Public Day. Taking place during Conservation Halton’s Fall into Nature, this event provides the community with a chance to experience fun activities…Find out more

      Location
      Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area, Milton
      Link
      www.haltonforestfestival.ca
    • Tree Marking Program

      October 17 to October 18

      Ontario Tree Marker Refresher Course Course delivery is a collaborative effort of Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry under agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.…Find out more

      Location
      Kelso Conservation Area 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0C6
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      admin@cif-iofc.org
      Phone
      1-705-744-1715 x 609
    • Tree Marking Program

      October 17 to October 18

      Ontario Tree Marker Refresher Course Course delivery is a collaborative effort of Forests Ontario and the Canadian Institute of Forestry under agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.…Find out more

      Location
      Kelso Conservation Area 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0C6
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      admin@cif-iofc.org
      Phone
      1-705-744-1715 x 609
    • Ajax Community Tree Plant

      October 21

      You are invited to join Forests Ontario and the City of Ajax to help increase forest canopy from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Trees, shovels, gloves and refreshments will be…Find out more

      Location
      Imagination Park, Ajax
      Link
      www.ajax.ca
    • Ontario Envirothon Webinar - Climate Change

      October 23

      Great prep for the 2017/2018 Ontario Envirothon program! Starting at 1:30 pm Environmental Commissioner, Dr. Dianne Saxe, will discuss how climate change is affecting Ontario; Ontario’s current greenhouse gas (GHG)…Find out more

      Location
      Online
      Link
      bit.ly
      Email
      envirothon@forestsontario.ca
    • Toronto Wood Solutions Fair

      November 2

      The Wood Solutions Fair is the premier event in Canada dedicated to design and construction with wood and wood products. This one-day educational event will showcase wood use in commercial,…Find out more

      Location
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
      Link
      wood-works.ca
    • Ontario School Counsellor's Association Conference

      November 6 to November 7

      Forests Ontario is pleased to be attending the annual OSCA conference to share information about forestry careers and educational resources.  Stop by our booth to learn more!Find out more

      Location
      International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
      Link
      www.osca.ca
    • Ontario School Counsellor's Association Conference

      November 6 to November 7

      Forests Ontario is pleased to be attending the annual OSCA conference to share information about forestry careers and educational resources.  Stop by our booth to learn more!Find out more

      Location
      International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
      Link
      www.osca.ca
    • York Tree Bee

      November 7

      Tree Bee is returning to York Region for the third year and we are inviting grade 4, 5 & 6 teachers to register up to 20 students in teams of…Find out more

      Location
      Newmarket
      Link
      www.eventbrite.ca
    • Your Future, Your Choice Career Fair

      November 15

      At this annual career fair, students and parents connect with over 80 exhibitors from business, education and community organizations to explore a variety of careers representing apprenticeship, college, university and…Find out more

      Location
      Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute, Guelph
      Link
      www.careereducationcouncil.ca
    • Scarborough Tree Bee

      November 17

      Students, put your tree ID knowledge to the test! Tree Bee is returning to Scarborough and grade 4, 5 & 6 are invited to participate. The competition will run from 6:00 pm –…Find out more

      Location
      Blessed Cardinal Newman High School, Scarborough
      Link
      www.forestsontario.ca
      Email
      info@forestsontario.ca
    • Latornell Conservation Symposium

      November 21 to November 23

      The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss…Find out more

      Location
      Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre, Alliston
      Link
      www.latornell.ca
    • Latornell Conservation Symposium

      November 21 to November 23

      The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss…Find out more

      Location
      Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre, Alliston
      Link
      www.latornell.ca
    • Latornell Conservation Symposium

      November 21 to November 23

      The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario’s premier annual environmental events. The Symposium provides a forum for practitioners, policy makers, nongovernment organizations, academics and businesses to network and discuss…Find out more

      Location
      Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Conference Centre, Alliston
      Link
      www.latornell.ca
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Latest News

Toronto to Manitoulin: The Path to Planting

Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine recognized as Forests Ontario Green Leaders for their commitment to tree planting

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, October 4, 2017 – In 2003, Susan Snelling and Barb Erskine packed their belongings and left fast-paced Toronto for the idyllic serenity of Manitoulin Island. The move north was prompted by an employment offer that Barb, a psychologist, received from a First Nations health centre; Susan, her partner, a researcher in the... Read More

Ottawa’s Champlain Oaks Withstand the Test of Time

Four trees recognized as Heritage Trees on National Tree Day

Ottawa, Ontario, September 27, 2017 – Forests Ontario is working with community members and TD Bank Group in celebration of Ontario’s living landmarks – Heritage Trees. The Ontario Heritage Tree Program has already recognized 65 Heritage Trees. Throughout the sesquicentennial, the program seeks to recognize 150 Heritage Trees, sharing these Trees’ unique stories and deep... Read More

Forests Ontario Commends the Ontario Government for Increasing Funding for Tree Planting Program

Increased tree planting incentives to help combat climate change

Toronto, ON, August 30th, 2017 – The government of Ontario has pledged additional funding for the 50 Million Tree Program through the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account Initiative; this increased support allows Forests Ontario and our partners to continue to work toward healthy, abundant, and sustainably-managed forests across Ontario.... Read More

Reports

Introducing EcoHealth Ontario: Environment, Public Health and Resilience to Climate Change

  April 1, 2015 – As people who care about both the forests and the trees, Forests Ontario members have an intuitive grasp on the link between vibrant ecosystems and well-being. Unfortunately, these links are not well-connected in many current programs and policies, which tend to separate public health from ecosystems and the environment. This... Read More