About Us

The Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC)  is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the health of the urban forests in the province.

Who We Are

Our membership is varied & includes arborists, foresters, landscape architects, nurserymen, planners, municipalities, restoration specialists, environmentalists, conservation authorities, green advocates and many other individuals from the public interested and concerned about trees. The OUFC was formerly the Ontario Shade Tree Council (OSTC). In 2001, the name was changed to better reflect our ecological approach to urban forests and arboriculture. The OSTC evolved as a Council in 1964 from the Metro Toronto and Region Dutch Elm Disease Control Committee which was established in 1961 to investigate the control of Dutch Elm Disease.

What We Do

  • Provide information about the benefits of trees and advise about their conservation.
  • Provide volunteer speakers for public education events.
  • Host an educational display at various community events.
  • Offer periodic educational workshops.
  • Host an Annual Urban Tree Conference along with our AGM each November.
  • Advocate for urban forest conservation working with local urban tree organizations.
  • Develop cross-sectoral partnerships to advance the principles of urban forest planning, stewardship and conservation.

Where We Are

Ontario Urban Forest Council
P.O. Box 32166
Harding Post Office
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 9S3


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