: FORESTS & CLEAN WATER
: BENEFITS OF FORESTRY JOBS
A career in forestry can provide meaningful and fulfilling work. It is good for your mental and physical health, is in demand, and projected to grow.
: Wood products store carbon.
: Wood’s carbon footprint
: Sustainable forestry & dens
Sustainable forest management conserves wildlife dens.
: Forestry & Beavers
Sustainable forest management improves beaver habitat.
: Forestry & Bats
Sustainable forest management conserves bat habitat.
: Forestry & Moose
Sustainable forest management protects moose habitat.
: Sustainable forestry maintains nesting sites
Sustainable forest management maintains & enhances special habitat features, such as nesting sites. #ItTakesAForest
: Give the Environment a Present
Give the environment a present this holiday, build with wood!
: Forest-based Holiday Gifts
Choose locally-made, environmentally-friendly gifts this season.
: Sustainable Forestry Maintains Habitat Features
Sustainable forest management maintains & enhances groundwater recharge areas, as they maintain flow rates through brook trout spawning sites.
: Sustainable forestry conserves aquatic habitats
Lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands, & shoreline support ~100 species of fish, 200+ species of birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians, & 1000’s of species of inverts & plants. Sustainable forest mgmt ensures maintenance of various ecological functions of aquatic ecosystems!
: Sustainable forestry conserves biodiversity
Sustainable forest management conserves biodiversity by undertaking an ecosystem-based approach across the landscape while maintaining & enhancing important habitat features at the local level, such as bird nests.
: Innovation in Forestry
#ItTakesAForest to grow innovative solutions.
: Forestry & Important Habitat Features
Foresters are trained to identify important habitat features, like stick nests, cavities, and mast trees.
: Forestry & Critical Environment Areas
Forest management planning ensures critical areas are maintained.
: Forestry & Habitat Diversity
Sustainable forest management supports habitat diversity.
: Canada Leads the World in Forest Certification
Canada is home to 36% of the world’s certified forests.
: Forestry Emulates Natural Disturbances
Sustainable forest management practices emulate natural disturbances, such as windstorms, pests, and wildfire.
: Forestry Activities Include Monitoring & Reporting
Monitoring and reporting ensure accountability in Ontario’s forest management.
: COVID-19: Essential Products from an Essential Sector
Canadian forests and their sustainable management ensure a steady supply of essential products, such as surgical masks and gowns, disinfectant wipes, and toilet paper.
: Renewal of Forested Areas is Required by Law
For every tree harvested in Ontario, multiple new trees take root.
: Forest Management Plans
a 10-year Forest Management Plan takes 2.5 years to develop.
: Strict Regulations Govern Ontario’s Forestry Activities
Ontario’s Crown Forest Sustainability Act ensures all forest values are considered during forestry planning and operations.
: Trees Reduce Impacts of Climate Change
Tree cover can reduce urban daytime temperatures by 5°C.
: COVID-19: Canadian Solutions to a Global Crisis
Canadian forest products help supply essential products & personal protective equipment.
: Forestry balances economy & environment
Sustainable forestry balances the economy and the environment.
: Carbon sequestration
50% of an 80-year-old tree is made up of carbon.
: World Environment Day 2020
This World Environment Day, it’s time for forests.
: Physical Activity (1668×1668)
Forests motivate and facilitate physical activity.
: Sustainable alternative
Forest products are a sustainable alternative to non-renewable materials.
: Forest sector employment
1 out of every 100 Ontarians is employed by the forest sector.
: Neighbourhood Trees Reduce Stress
Many studies link increased neighbourhood canopy cover to reduced levels of depression, anxiety & stress.
: Healthy forests = healthy ecosystems
Healthy forests support healthy ecosystems
: Forests lock up carbon
Sustainably managed forests and forest products lock up carbon.
: Soil Quality
Healthy forests support soil quality.
: Wood the Better Builder: It’s Green!
Wood is our greenest building material.
: Wood the Better Builder: Productivity
Exposed wood in the workplace improves productivity and concentration.
: Wood the Better Builder: Natural Insulator
Wood is a natural insulator.
: Wood the Better Builder: Quick & Quiet
Building with wood is quick and quiet.
: Wood the Better Builder: Energy Efficient
Wood uses less energy to manufacture than alternative building materials.
: Ontario Homes
Every year, Ontario grows enough wood to build over 500,000 homes.
It takes 18 days for Ontario to grow enough wood to fill Toronto’s largest sports stadium.
: Wood-Framed Homes
Wood-framed home store carbon for years.
: Clean Water
Healthy roots keep water clean.
: Earth Day Fact
There are 85 billion trees in Ontario.
: Forest Facts
Forests are the centre of our lives.
: Forests Inspire
Forests have acted as a source of inspiration for Canadian artists.
: Ontario Forests
Less than 0.5% of Ontario Forests are harvested each year.
: Reading and Writing
Reading and writing on paper improves learning.
: Real Xmas Trees
Real Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable.
: Wood as Music
Wood is the material of choice where acoustics are concerned
: Wood Products
Wood products store carbon for decades.
: Christmas Trees
One acre of Christmas trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people.
: Asthma Rates
Asthma rates are 25% lower in areas with trees.
Spending time in nature reduces symptoms of ADHD.
: 500 Farmers
500 farmers produce over one million Christmas trees each year.