Resources

Shareable: Carbon sequestration

50% of an 80-year-old tree is made up of carbon.

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Shareable: World Environment Day 2020

This World Environment Day, it’s time for forests.

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Shareable: Physical activity

Forests motivate and facilitate physical activity.

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Shareable: Sustainable alternative

Forest products are a sustainable alternative to non-renewable materials.

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Shareable: Forest sector employment

1 out of every 100 Ontarians is employed by the forest sector.

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: X Marks the Spot

Gather round, swashbucklers! In this activity, we are going to make ye ol’ treasure maps, from pulp to paper to plunder!

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: Foraged Frames

In this picture-perfect art project, we’ll create wooden frames from scavenged supplies.

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Shareable: Neighbourhood Trees Reduce Stress

Many studies link increased neighbourhood canopy cover to reduced levels of depression, anxiety & stress.

 

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: Re-Seeding Hairlines

Learn how to grow your own grass AND create some fun friends.

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: H2O GO!

Ever wonder how water moves from a tree’s roots to its branches? Find out how in this absorbing activity!

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: Tree Identification Handouts

Tree identification information for 18 of Ontario’s most common tree species.

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: Find-A-Forest-Product

In this game, you’ll comb through your house for forest products, allowing you to get a better idea of some of the different ways this renewable resource benefits your day-to-day life.

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: Forest Scavenger Hunt

Through this activity, we’re going to identify and learn about some of the different features that help make up forests by walking around our neighbourhood.

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Shareable: Healthy forests = healthy ecosystems

Healthy forests support healthy ecosystems

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Shareable: Forests lock up carbon

Sustainably managed forests and forest products lock up carbon.

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Shareable: Soil Quality

Healthy forests support soil quality.

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Shareable: Wood the Better Builder: It’s Green!

Wood is our greenest building material.

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Shareable: Wood the Better Builder: Productivity

Exposed wood in the workplace improves productivity and concentration.

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Shareable: Wood the Better Builder: Natural Insulator

Wood is a natural insulator.

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Shareable: Wood the Better Builder: Quick & Quiet

Building with wood is quick and quiet.

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Shareable: Wood the Better Builder: Energy Efficient

Wood uses less energy to manufacture than alternative building materials.

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Video: Brigitte Shim (Trailer)

It takes a forest to build a community.

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Video: Brigitte Shim

It takes a forest to build a community.

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Shareable: Ontario Homes

Every year, Ontario grows enough wood to build over 500,000 homes.

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Shareable: Stadium

It takes 18 days for Ontario to grow enough wood to fill Toronto’s largest sports stadium.

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Shareable: Wood-Framed Homes

Wood-framed home store carbon for years.

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Shareable: Clean Water

Healthy roots keep water clean.

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Video: Dr. Bob Hyland (Trailer)

It takes a forest to have a healthy world.

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Video: Dr. Bob Hyland

It takes a forest to have a healthy world.

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Video: Dr. Steve Colombo (Trailer)

It takes a forest to be complete.

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Video: Dr. Steve Colombo

It takes a forest to be complete.

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Shareable: Earth Day Fact

Ontario is home to over 85 billion trees.

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Shareable: Earth Day Fact

Ontario is home to over 85 billion trees.

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Shareable: Earth Day Fact

There are 85 billion trees in Ontario.

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Factsheet: Fighting Climate Change

Fighting Climate Change with Forests and Wood Factsheet

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Shareable: Forest Facts

Forests are the centre of our lives.

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Postcard: Ontario Forests

Less than 0.5% of Ontario Forests are harvested each year.

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Shareable: Forests Inspire

Forests have acted as a source of inspiration for Canadian artists.

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Postcard: Healthy Forests

Healthy forests keep water clean.

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Video: Jennifer Rong

It takes a forest to bring ideas to life.

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Shareable: Ontario Forests

Less than 0.5% of Ontario Forests are harvested each year.

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Shareable: Reading and Writing

Reading and writing on paper improves learning.

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Shareable: Real Xmas Trees

Real Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable.

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Video: Jennifer Rong (Trailer)

It takes a forest to bring ideas to life.

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Video: Virgina de Carle (Trailer)

It takes a forest to sustain life.

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Video: Virgina de Carle

It takes a forest to sustain life.

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Postcard: Wildlife

Sustainable forestry helps wildlife thrive.

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Postcard: Wood & Music

Wood is the material of choice where acoustics are concerned.

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Shareable: Wood as Music

Wood is the material of choice where acoustics are concerned

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Postcard: Wood Products

Wood products help fight climate change.

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Shareable: Wood Products

Wood products store carbon for decades.

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Shareable: Christmas Trees

One acre of Christmas trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people.

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Shareable: Asthma Rates

Asthma rates are 25% lower in areas with trees.

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Shareable: ADHD

Spending time in nature reduces symptoms of ADHD.

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Shareable: 500 Farmers

500 farmers produce over one million Christmas trees each year.

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