Forests Ontario

Greenhouse Academy

Partners

Greenhouse Academy is an innovative not for profit organization that trains youth through experiential, real world experience in the operations/management of a greenhouse tree production firm. We are passionate about educating and training today’s youth practical skills that are essential in the workplace – enhancing their employment readiness. Youth are introduced to entrepreneurship, financial literacy, team building, marketing, sales, client/employer interactions, and daily routines of successful production. Greenhouse Academy provides focus on skills applicable in the horticulture, farming, landscaping and environmental sectors – sectors with desperate shortages of skilled labour. Within our > 55,000 square foot facility, youth participate in workshops, skills training and job awareness presentations. In the process of enriching youth and teaching skills we’ve grown thousands of seedlings for reforestation projects, and hope to enter contract growing services with Forests Ontario to help sustain our educational programs.

Services
Tree Nursery
Email
info@greenhouseacademy.ca
Phone
519-282-6175
Website
.greenhouseacademy.ca

    Wildlife and Forestry Consulting

    Partners

    Services
    Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Services
    Phone
    519-757-6867

      Forests Ontario

      Partners

      This PDA file opened only to administer MTO planting projects, 2010

      Services
      Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Planting Services
      Email
      info@forestsontario.ca
      Phone
      416-646-1193
      Website
      www.forestsontario.ca

        Mastwood Consulting

        Partners

        We are a small tree care and environmental service provider with many year experience in forestry and tree planting.

        Services
        Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Planting Services
        Email
        mastwoodconsulting@gmail.com
        Phone
        905-396-8402
        Website
        www.mastwood.org
          Disaster Mitigation and Insurance: The Role of Forests in Mitigating Extreme Weather Events

          Disaster Mitigation and Insurance: The Role of Forests in Mitigating Extreme Weather Events

          Reports

          Our natural landscapes have a powerful ability to address climate change, with forests in particular playing an important role. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change, from the atmosphere and use the carbon to build their trunks, branches, and roots, releasing oxygen as a by-product. While most climate change mitigation efforts focus on reducing carbon emissions, trees actually remove carbon from the air. In addition to playing a proactive role in addressing climate change via carbon sequestration, forests also mitigate the associated impacts of climate change, such as extreme weather.

          Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen was invited to speak to the role our forests play in mitigating climate change-related disasters to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development on June, 2019. This briefing report was created to support the presentation, and affirms that afforestation combined with sustainable forest management is the most straightforward thing we can do to reduce the risks associated with climate change. As opposed to simply reducing our carbon emissions, these activities provide an opportunity to contribute to the net removal of carbon in our atmosphere. Tree planting specifically has the potential to significantly mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events and natural disturbances associated with climate change, most notably flooding and extreme heat.

          The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario

          The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario

          Reports

          Forests Ontario is dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener through tree planting, education, and community engagement. The province of Ontario has committed to planting 50 million trees under the 50 Million Tree Program. Forests Ontario is helping to achieve this goal by engaging landowners and aiding tree planting activities. Between 2008 and 2018, Forests Ontario supported the planting of over 24 million trees covering almost 15 thousand hectares.

          To demonstrate the value derived from tree planting in Southern Ontario, Forests Ontario commissioned Green Analytics to conduct an economic assessment of tree planting. This report presents the results of that assessment. There are two components to the assessment: the first focuses on the jobs and the gross domestic product (GDP) impact resulting from Forests Ontario’s tree planting activities; and the second focuses on the ecosystem services that are provided to people living near the areas that have been planted.

          Kawartha Conservation

          Partners

          The Kawartha Conservation Seedling Distribution Program is available to landowners in the Kawartha Watershed who are undertaking stewardship planting projects on rural or shoreline properties. Through this program you can access tree and shrub seedlings in bulk at a reduced cost.

          Services
          Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Tree Nursery
          Email
          ejohnston@kawarthaconservation.com
          Phone
          705-328-2271
          Website
          www.KawarthaConservation.com
            Tomorrow’s Forests

            Tomorrow’s Forests

            Reports

            This paper summarizes much of the accumulated knowledge related to tree seed acquisition, seed management, identifies some of the species-specific complexities, and reviews program management strategies undertaken in Ontario and in other jurisdictions. It also attempts to forecast what will be required in the future to address universal opportunities and challenges posed by changes to climate, loss in biodiversity, species at risk, invasive species, and landscape sustainability, all from a tree seed perspective.

            This information is intended to inform managers and organizations charged with maintaining and enhancing forest cover, and conducting tree seed management activities. Continued delivery of a robust seed management program will require focus on sound science, collaboration and long-term planning for the entire reforestation cycle.

            Lennox Forestry Services

            Partners

            Services
            Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Services
            Email
            lennoxlanding@gmail.com
            Phone
            519-373-4429

              Arbor Day Foundation- Community Tree Recovery

              Partners

              This is the mission statement of the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization.
              Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.
              The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs.

              Services
              Planting Delivery Agent, Planting Information, Planting Services
              Phone
              1-888-448-7337