An Impactful Earth Month at Forests Ontario
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Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity and World Environment Day by Doubling Your Impact!
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Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity and World Environment Day by Doubling Your Impact ..read more
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Green Leaders: John and Betty Ann Asher Plant a Lasting Legacy
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Member Spotlight - Elving Josephson
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Our Forest Magazine - Volume 63, Number 4
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2023 – Year In Review
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Reconciliation Community Tree Plant at Six Nations Honours Ecological Restoration
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4y ago
On September 30th, Kayanase staff and their families gathered for a socially distanced Reconciliation Community Tree Plant (RCTP) at Kayanase Greenhouse, located in the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. Focused around education, awareness, and environmental stewardship, the event acted as a platform to honour the intersection between forest restoration and reconciliation. In total, 150 trees were planted. “Forests Ontario is honoured to have had the opportunity to be a part of this RCTP event,” said Rob Keen, CEO of Forests Ontario and a Registered Professional Forester. “This event was ..read more
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Forests Ontario and Partners Come Together for Reconciliation Planting
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by cmahaffie
4y ago
On September 23rd, twenty-five community and First Nations partners gathered for a socially distanced Reconciliation and Climate Change Planting event on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Mohawk Nations in Shanly, Ontario to form ‘The Healing Place.’ Through the planting of over 250 culturally significant trees and shrubs, the event combined the sharing of traditional knowledge with ecological restoration as an act of reconciliation. “Forests Ontario is honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of this Reconciliation and Climate Change Planting,” said Rob Keen, CEO of For ..read more
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Surviving the Summer: Forests Ontario Survival Assessors Help Landowners Achieve Forest Heath
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by cmahaffie
4y ago
Over the summer, Rainer Dinkelmann took a job with Forests Ontario as one of two Planting and Habitat Assessors. Along with his colleague, Shaun Devlin, he conducted survival assessments for landowners who had planted trees under our flagship 50 Million Tree Program. In total, they conducted assessments on about 350,000 trees. Survival assessments have many purposes. They allow us to monitor planting success and tree growth, and they give us an opportunity to make recommendations to landowners who are experiencing challenges such as invasive species. By taking an active approach to managing su ..read more
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Plan in the fall, plant trees in the spring – now is the time to advance a Canada-wide tree planting strategy.
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4y ago
Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada Opinion Piece by Rob Keen, Registered Professional Forester and CEO of Forests Ontario and Forest Recovery Canada (September 2020) As Canadians, we need to ask ourselves this question – how do we build upon and deploy large-scale tree planting efforts such as the Two Billion Tree Program envisioned by Prime Minster Trudeau? We are not alone with this idea. According to ETH Zurich University, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the United Nations, planting one trillion trees around the world ..read more
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