Forests Ontario is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to re-greening the province through the support of forest restoration, stewardship, education and awareness. We promote Canada’s greatest natural resource – our forests – because healthy forests sustain healthy communities and healthy economies. Forests Ontario is the voice of our forests. Visit www.forestsontario.ca or follow us @Forests_Ontario to find out more.



Contact Information

MJ Kettleborough
Communications Manager
416.646.1193 ext. 237
[email protected]

Chantal Cory
Director of Marketing and Business Development
416.646.1193 ext. 240
[email protected]

Latest

Jan 13, 2021, 13:01 ET What do Tree Planters and Samurai have in Common?

Dirk Brinkman of Brinkman Reforestation Ltd., a master of "Bushido" Tree-Planting Technique TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2021 /CNW/ - Fifty years ago, Dirk Brinkman secured one of British Columbia's first...


Dec 14, 2020, 14:12 ET New federal tree planting program an important climate change response

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - "Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada applaud Minister O'Regan's Two Billion Tree Program announcement today. It is exciting to see significant progress being...


Jun 25, 2020, 10:04 ET Over A Half-Million Reasons to Celebrate This Canada Day

Highway of Heroes and Forests Ontario Plant Green Monument along Highway 401 TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - More than 500,000 new trees are growing in honour of Canadian veterans, thanks to the...


Feb 18, 2020, 13:06 ET Forests Ontario's Annual Conference Highlighted Forestry Leaders

Canopy Growth Receives Green Legacy Award at Province's Largest Forestry Conference ALLISTON, ON, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario's 6th annual conference brought together nearly 400 landowners, ...


Jan 20, 2020, 18:07 ET Highway of Heroes 'Green Monument' to Expand

New financial assistance will reduce tree planting costs along full length of Highway 401 TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2020 /CNW/ - A green tribute to Canada's veterans and fallen comrades is set to expand this ...


Dec 09, 2019, 13:36 ET Forests Ontario Celebrates National Christmas Tree Day with Smokey Bear at the Toronto Christmas Market

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario's CEO, Rob Keen, took the stage at the Toronto Christmas Market in celebration of National Christmas Tree Day on Saturday. Accompanied by Smokey Bear,...


Dec 04, 2019, 14:07 ET Forests Ontario Taking Applications for Flagship Tree Planting Program

50 Million Tree Program Alive and Kicking TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario announced new support for its 50 Million Tree Program (50 MTP) today. The 50 MTP is a large-scale tree planting ...


Jun 26, 2019, 13:31 ET New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

A Sustainable Sector Supporting Local Economies DRYDEN, ON, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness initiative was unveiled today in Northwestern...


Mar 14, 2019, 15:09 ET Russell County Councillor Recognized for Environmental Good Deeds

Green Leader Reforests Property and Donates Land for a Park in Embrun OTTAWA, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - I met André Brisson in the bustling lobby of a hotel in Toronto's Chinatown district. The Russell...


Feb 08, 2019, 16:38 ET Forests Ontario Awards Highlight Forestry Leaders

Honda Canada Foundation Receives Green Legacy Award at Alliston Conference ALLISTON, ON, Feb. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario's Annual Conference took place on February 8th at the Nottawasaga Inn in...


Dec 11, 2018, 14:42 ET Port Hope Green Leaders Honour the Past by Planting for the Future

Art and Donna Marvin Granted 'Green Leader' Status by Forests Ontario PORT HOPE, ON, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Port Hope residents Art and Donna Marvin have recently been named Forests Ontario's newest...


Dec 03, 2018, 15:48 ET Forests Ontario and Smokey Bear Lead National Christmas Tree Day Celebrations at the Toronto Christmas Market

Ontarians were invited to join in on the festivities by taking pictures and buying their own real, locally-grown Christmas trees. TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - On Saturday, December 1st, the fourth...


Nov 23, 2018, 17:37 ET Heritage Tree Honoured at London's Historic Eldon House

150-Year-Old Sycamore Tree Granted Heritage Tree Status by Forests Ontario LONDON, ON, Nov. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - A 150-year-old Sycamore tree, located on the grounds of London's historic Eldon House, has ...


Nov 09, 2018, 16:16 ET It Takes A Billboard to Raise Forestry Awareness

Kenora Billboard Pays Tribute to Importance of Wood Products and Ontario's Forest Sector KENORA, ON, Nov. 9, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, government, private sector and not-for-profit stakeholders gathered in ...


Oct 16, 2018, 15:48 ET A Teacher Marked by the Wild

Green Leader Plants 8,000 Trees on King City School Grounds KING CITY, ON, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Andrew MacMillan, an outdoor education teacher at King City's Country Day School, facilitated the...


Sep 27, 2018, 16:40 ET Growing Awareness, One Forestry Fact at a Time

New Billboard Celebrates Forests and Environmental Stewardship SUDBURY, ON, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - To mark National Forest Week, representatives of Domtar Inc., EACOM Timber Corporation and Forests...


Jul 30, 2018, 15:16 ET Local Man Honoured for Tree Planting: Ed Barden Announced as Forests Ontario's Newest Green Leader

GUELPH, ON, July 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario's newest Green Leader, Ed Barden, retired in 2001 – but you'd never guess that whilst watching him tend to his woodlot. This Hillsburgh resident...


Jun 22, 2018, 15:56 ET One Honda, One Hundred Thousand Trees

TORONTO, June 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Forest Recovery Canada and the Honda Canada Foundation are celebrating nearly 100,000 trees planted as part of a longstanding partnership to enhance forests across...


May 31, 2018, 12:45 ET University of Toronto Schools Takes First Place in Ontario's Largest Environmental Competition

Winners of provincial Envirothon Announced by Forests Ontario WATERLOO, ON, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - More than 120 high school students from across the province took part in the 2018 Ontario Envirothon,...


May 15, 2018, 14:34 ET Woodlot Owner Advisory Services Available to Residents of York Region Battling Invasive Emerald Ash Borer

NEWMARKET, ON, May 15, 2018 /CNW/ - When it comes to the highly destructive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), identification is only half of the battle. This bright, metallic-green beetle, measuring...


May 05, 2018, 15:00 ET All Grown Up: Forests Ontario's Signature Tree Planting Event Turns Ten

Tenth annual Community Tree Plant brings out volunteers in Waterloo, Niagara Falls, York Region, Hamilton, Ajax, Pelham and Windsor to plant 5,600 trees TORONTO, May 5, 2018 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario...


Mar 15, 2018, 11:30 ET Ontarians Plant More Than a Million Trees for the Province's 150th Birthday

The Green Leaf Challenge Celebrates Ontario's Commitment to a Greener Future TORONTO, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario, with the support of its planting and corporate partners, community...


Mar 06, 2018, 12:00 ET Dryden Woman Revisits Her Roots Through Tree Planting

Forests Ontario Green Leader, Wanda Mitchell, plants 15,000 trees with 50 Million Tree Program DRYDEN, ON, March 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Wanda Mitchell was always involved with woodlands in one way or...


Mar 02, 2018, 16:16 ET Professional Pilot Helps Government of Ontario's Tree Planting Program Soar toward 50 Million Goal

Local man awarded Green Leader status by Forests Ontario AMARANTH, ON, March 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Local pilot, Jeff Roney, is Forests Ontario's newest Green Leader, nominated for his work with the...


Feb 26, 2018, 16:07 ET LCBO raises funds for Forests Ontario

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Starting February 26th, the public can support Forests Ontario by making a donation at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for...