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Recent Releases from Forests Ontario

Ontario’s Tree Planting Teens Participate in UN Climate Action Summit

Published Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:25:10 EST Read More

15-year-old Grierson twins to present their Global Forest Project in New York New York, NY [September 10, 2019] - Long time Forests Ontario’s youth ambassadors, 15-year-old twins Lauren and Kaitlin Grierson, will be presenting at the Nature’s Climate Hub in New York on Sunday, September 22. Nature’s Climate Hub will coincide with the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit (September 23-29), and will host a series of talks discussing the best of nature-based solutions to ...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario Tree Planting Expertise Recognized with Multi-Year Federal Funding

Published Wed, 5 Jun 2019 14:43:40 EST Read More

Ottawa, ON (June 05, 2019) - Funding for the next stage of Forests Ontario’s tree planting program was announced today by the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the office of Minister of Natural Resources, Amarjeet Sohi. This new funding fills the void created after the Ontario government cancelled funding for the 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) that has operated since 2007. “Forests Ontario, and the citizens of Ontario, greatly appreciate ...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario holds 10th Community Tree Planting Event in Windsor

Published Thu, 9 May 2019 11:52:39 EST Read More

Enhance your urban greenspace by planting trees this spring WINDSOR, ON (May 9, 2019) - Join Forests Ontario for our tenth annual Community Tree Plant in Windsor! Planters of all experience levels are invited to join us in creating a greener and healthier future. Since 2008, Forests Ontario’s Community Tree Plant has brought communities together for a free day of tree planting and awareness building. These efforts have led to thousands of trees being planted across Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Plant with Forests Ontario at York Region’s Community Tree Planting Festival

Published Thu, 9 May 2019 11:48:40 EST Read More

Celebrate trees this spring by enhancing your local urban green space East Gwillimbury, ON (May 9, 2019) - Join Forests Ontario for a fun-filled day of tree planting at the York Region Community Tree Planting Festival! Planters of all experience levels are invited to help us in creating a greener and healthier future. Local VIPs have been invited to say a few words and Forests Ontario staff will be on-hand for interview. Since 2008, Forests Ontario’s Community Tree Plant ...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario Intends to Continue to Plant Trees and Speak for the Forest

Published Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:32:52 EST Read More

(TORONTO, April 29, 2019) - Despite the recent Ontario government announcement to cut the 50 Million Tree program, Forests Ontario expects to find a way, with existing and new partners, to plant trees, educate Ontarians and speak for the forest and all forest users. Forests Ontario, Canada’s largest tree planting charity, remains optimistic that now that the provincial government better understands and appreciates the importance and popularity of the tree program, they will continue to fund...... Click here to read this release



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