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Recent Releases from Ontario Forestry Association

Most Ontarians say real trees are the “green” Christmas choice

Published Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:49:50 EST Read More

Ontario-grown trees preferred by 7 in 10 poll respondents (December 10, 2013) Ontarians selected real Christmas trees over artificial as the more environmentally-friendly option this holiday season. According to a recent poll*, commissioned by the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA), 41% of respondents consider a real tree to be the most eco-friendly, 25% chose artificial trees and 16% ranked both as equal. This is a substantial shift in public opinion compared to a s...... Click here to read this release



Get real to celebrate National Christmas Tree Day on December 8th

Published Fri, 7 Dec 2012 13:19:23 EST Read More

Three Ontario groups offer tips for those looking to make the better environmental choice this holiday season December 7, 2012 - Ontario Forestry Association, Trees Ontario and Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario are all doing their part to spread the word about the environmental benefits of having a real Christmas tree. Recent polling shows that Ontarians are almost evenly split when asked if real or artificial trees are the more environmentally friendly choic...... Click here to read this release



Holiday debate: Ontarians split on environmental merits of real vs. fake Christmas trees

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 15:50:26 EST Read More

In addition to the usual dispute as to one’s yearly naughty-or-nice status, this holiday season there is another cause for debate. Public opinion is divided between the Christmas tree choices: real or fake. A recent poll shows Ontarians are almost evenly split on whether they consider an artificial or real tree to be the most environmentally friendly. The November 2012 poll from Oraclepoll Research Limited shows that 46% of Ontarians believe the “green” choice to be artificial, while 4...... Click here to read this release



Real versus fake Christmas trees

Published Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:17:18 EST Read More

Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice Media Release (Toronto, ON, December 6, 2011) Today marks the annual Christmas Tree Presentation to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Each year, the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) donates a Christmas tree and hosts a corresponding lighting ceremony. The trees are generously provided by Somerville Nurseries Inc. of Everette, Ontario. Students in the OFA’s education p...... Click here to read this release



Real vs fake Christmas trees

Published Wed, 8 Dec 2010 09:43:27 EST Read More

Media Release Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice. (Toronto, ON, December 8, 2010) Today marks the 11th year that the Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) makes the presentation of a Christmas tree to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The trees are generously provided by Somerville Nurseries Inc. of Everett, Ontario. Students in the OFA’s education programs, including Ontario Envirothon and Tree Bee Champions, will be recognized for their ac...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Forestry Association supports real Christmas trees this season

Published Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:54:06 EST Read More

Media Release - Attention Editors Real Christmas trees are the environmentally friendly choice (October 30, 2007) The winter season is around the corner and Canadians will soon begin searching their basements, garages and sheds for Christmas decorations. Yet, when it comes to the most important decoration - the Christmas tree - homeowners often don't consider the benefits of choosing a real tree. Carla Grant, Executive Director of the Ontario Forestry Association, explains why real ...... Click here to read this release