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Recent Releases from Forests Ontario

Celebrate your local living landmarks - Ontario Heritage Tree first nomination deadline on May 31, 2017 is fast approaching

Published Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:14:35 EST Read More

Forests Ontario landmark tree identification program is in full swing “ celebrating local history and protecting future generations of Ontario trees (Toronto March 27, 2017) Forests Ontario is working with community members and TD across Ontario to celebrate Ontario’s living landmarks “ Heritage Trees. An excellent example is how on Saturday, March 25, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario , the congregation of St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church in Toronto, Fore...... Click here to read this release



Great White Oak Celebrates Founding Family of Leaside

Published Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:19:05 EST Read More

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY Great White Oak Celebrates Founding Family of Leaside First tree to receive recognition through Heritage Tree 150 On Saturday, March 25th, the great white oak at St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church in Toronto will be recognized through the Forests Ontario Heritage Tree Program. In 1890, William Lea designated half an acre of his land in Leaside to build the Leaside Mission, which was later replaced by St. Cuthbe...... Click here to read this release



Why you should choose a real instead of a fake tree this holiday season

Published Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:42:44 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, November 23, 2016) - Rob Keen, CEO of Forest Ontario can make the case for why you should choose a Real not Fake Christmas tree this season. - How Christmas trees grown in Ontario provide habitat for birds and animals. - How Ontario-grown Christmas trees soak up carbon dioxide, clean our air and water, and produce oxygen. - How Ontario grown trees are 100% biodegradable. - The lower carbon footprint of real tree compared to shipping a plastic tree from China. - How Ontario-g...... Click here to read this release



Chinese team to participate in 2016 North American Envirothon in Peterborough

Published Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:35:06 EST Read More

Team from a Shanxi Normal University-affiliated high school in Xi'an to represent China (Toronto, ON, July 22, 2016) - As the host of the 2016 North American Envirothon (NAE), Forests Ontario will proudly welcome more than 250 students on 51 teams from Canada and the United States to Trent University in Peterborough from July 24th-29th. This year, the competition will focus on the theme of invasive species, an issue that is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the Canada and ...... Click here to read this release



Toronto school to represent Ontario at 2016 North American Envirothon

Published Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:41:49 EST Read More

University of Toronto Schools in Toronto, Ontario to represent Province at competition (Toronto, ON, July 18, 2016) - As the host of the 2016 North American Envirothon (NAE), Forests Ontario will proudly welcome more than 250 students on 52 teams from Canada and the United States to Trent University in Peterborough from July 24th-29th. This year, the competition will focus on the theme of invasive species, an issue that is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the Canada and t...... Click here to read this release



Forests Ontario welcomes students to Peterborough for 2016 North American Envirothon

Published Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:34:21 EST Read More

(Toronto, ON, July 18, 2016) - As the host of the 2016 North American Envirothon (NAE), Forests Ontario will proudly welcome more than 250 students on 52 teams from Canada and the United States to Trent University in Peterborough from July 24th-29th. This year, the competition will focus on the theme of invasive species, an issue that is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the Canada and the US. The event is the culmination of local Envirothon programs, where stu...... Click here to read this release



Ontario to host 2016 North American Envirothon

Published Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:34:33 EST Read More

Forests Ontario welcomes students from across North America to compete in environmental competition (TORONTO, ON, November 24, 2015) - Today, Forests Ontario is thrilled to announce that Peterborough, Ontario has been selected as the host city for the 2016 North American Envirothon. The 2016 competition will mark the first time Ontario has been selected as the host jurisdiction for the North American Envirothon. From July 24th to 29th, more than 600 students, t...... Click here to read this release



Scarborough’s Holy Spirit Catholic School wins 2015 TD Tree Bee

Published Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:54:35 EST Read More

Over 120 students from across the GTA increased their knowledge of Ontario’s natural environment TORONTO, ON, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 - This past Friday, elementary students from across the Greater Toronto Area had the opportunity to compete in TD’s annual Tree Bee competition. TD Tree Bee is a fun and friendly competition in which students work in teams ...... Click here to read this release



2015 TD Tree Bee competition brings the outdoors in for elementary students

Published Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:49:12 EST Read More

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/MEDIA ADVISORY Scarborough’s Cardinal Newman Catholic High School hosts 2015 TD Tree Bee 120 elementary students from across the Greater Toronto Area will gather at Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Scarborough for the 2015 TD Tree Bee. TD Tree Bee is a fun and friendly competition in which students work in teams to identify Ontario tree species and test their knowledge of forests and forest management. ...... Click here to read this release



Tips for choosing your real, locally-grown Christmas tree

Published Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:45:30 EST Read More

(December 11, 2014 Toronto, ON) While many have pledged to buy less over recent holiday seasons, Ontarians remain committed to purchasing Christmas trees. A recent province-wide poll, commissioned by Forests Ontario, indicated that 95% of Ontarians plan to buy and put up a tree this holiday season. Forests Ontario would like to encourage Ontarians to purchase real, locally-grown trees. After all, a real tree is the better environmental choice. ...... Click here to read this release



Most Ontarians think that a real Christmas tree is the environmental choice

Published Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:05:29 EST Read More

(December 8, 2014 Toronto, ON) This holiday season, millions of Ontarians will look to find the perfect Christmas tree for their homes. Forests Ontario would like to remind those doing the purchasing that real Christmas trees are more environmentally friendly than artificial trees. Many Ontarians agree, according to a recent province-wide poll, commissioned by Forests Ontario. Nearly half (48.3%) of respondents selected real Christmas trees as the environmental choice. This was signifi...... Click here to read this release