Trees in the News


With our news page, we hope to both educate Ontarians on some key issues and to open a dialogue with our membership and the broader public to discover new issues.

Tree Talks will include articles written by the OUFC team and will also feature articles from a broad range of media. We  would also like to encourage our members to contact us about submitting their own urban forest stories!

If you are interested in becoming an OUFC member and/or submitting a story, please see our contact us.


Recent Urban Forest Articles

Oct 12, 2017 Studying Hazelnut Trees In Ontario

Oct 6, 2017 Port Hope’s mighty oak recognized

Oct 5, 2017 Across Ontario, the emerald ash borer is eating up trees – and municipal budgets

July 24, 2017 City arborists remove hundreds of pine trees, sawyer beetle suspected

July 22, 2017 Is U of T’s Faculty of Forestry getting chopped?

April 4, 2017 Leaside’s ‘Great White Oak’ receives heritage award

Oct 26, 2016 Sault Star Environmental Commissioner Calls for urgent attention to combat invasive species

Sept. 29, 2016  Natural Resources Canada- Distribution of Tree Species. A shift in climate conditions could result in changes in tree species distribution and forest composition.

Feb. 4, 2016  Natural Resources Canada- Changing Climates Changing Forest Zones 

Apr. 7, 2016 USDA Forest Service-  The Interactions Between Urban Forests & Global Climate Change

Jan. 22, 2016 Natural Resources Canada- Edmonton’s Urban Forest Management Plan 

OUFC Tree Talks

We’re back at it!

Is My Tree Healthy?

Urban Forests and Big Data

Why do Neighbours Fight over Trees? Ecology.

Think Ahead! A Century of Urban Forestry Gone Awry

The Ontario Chainsaw Massacre – Impacts of the Ice Storm Persist