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Recent Releases from Forests Ontario

As Ontario 50 Million Tree Program approaches the halfway mark, the economic benefits are reported

Published Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:16:26 EST Read More

(March 20, 2019, Queen's Park) Today, Forests Ontario released The Economic Value of Tree Planting in Southern Ontario, a new report by Guelph-based consulting firm Green Analytics. Committed to re-greening Ontario through tree planting, education and awareness efforts, Forests Ontario is the not-for-profit charity that delivers the Government of Ontario’s 50 Million Tree Program (50MTP). At the Ontario Legislature, Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and Forests Ontario CEO ...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario to release economic value of tree planting report to Ontario Legislature

Published Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:33:33 EST Read More

What: Forests Ontario will release a report at Queen’s Park outlining the economic value tree planting brings to Southern Ontario. The report focuses on the positive impacts of tree planting, including employment, economic benefits, and quantifying all the additional services our forests provide. When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:00am Who: - Rob Keen, CEO, Forests Ontario - Peter Emon, County of Renfrew Councillor and Reeve of the Town of Renfrew ...... Click here to read this release



Will your Christmas Tree be real or fake tree this year?

Published Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:39:55 EST Read More

Forests Ontario CEO Rob Keen has some tips to help you be smart about choosing the best real tree! Toronto, ON, November 27, 2018 - Buying a natural Christmas tree is a win-win - it brings the beauty and aroma of Ontario’s forests inside your home for the holidays. A real tree is eco-friendly and supports the provincial economy. Over 500 farmers produce upwards of one million Christmas trees each year in Ontario. These trees are not plastic, nor produced and transported fr...... Click here to read this release



National Christmas Tree Day is on December 2nd - will you choose a real or fake tree this year? Here are tips to help you choose the perfect real tree!

Published Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:32:16 EST Read More

Toronto, ON, November 15, 2017 - As the holiday season approaches and families begin to decorate their condos, apartments and homes, the perennial question arises - what is better, a real or artificial Christmas tree? Some, perhaps because of convenience, prefer artificial trees. Others question the environmental impact and carbon footprint of transporting a plastic tree from across the world. Rob Keen, CEO at Forest Ontario confirms that...... Click here to read this release