Forestry News


Climate change extending forest fire season in Ontario & Alberta, researcher finds – [Audio]

‘Stroke of luck’ Ontario forest fire season quiet so far: University of Toronto professor says Climate change means this year’s relatively quiet forest fire season in Ontario is not what we should expect in the future, says David Martell, a professor emeritus in the faculty of forestry at the University of Toronto. He was part […]


Government of Canada Supports Forest Product Innovation in Ontario

Canada’s forest sector is leading the way in innovation and clean technology, while supporting environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today visited Natures Affinity’s production facility, which is producing biodegradable packaging that reduces greenhouse gases. Natures […]


Fears over future of University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry

As climate change makes urban forests more important than ever, students and staff at the University of Toronto’s faculty of forestry are worried about their future. The university is considering changes to its academic structure, inspiring more than 300 supporters to sign a petition to save the faculty. U of T vice-president and provost Cheryl […]


The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award 2017

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), and the Duchy of Cornwall are pleased to announce the four outstanding recipients of the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award. Now in its third year, The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award is a UK-Canada partnership initiative between […]


Faculty’s Climate Change Workshop

TRANSFORMATIVE RESEARCH TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE WORKSHOP Industry Leaders, Researchers and Government Officials Come Together To Explore New Approaches in Using Carbon Dioxide Chemical and Engineering Methods in the Fight Against Climate Change On October 12th, 2016, The University of Toronto, Ford Motor Company and the National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada hosted […]


U of T students crowdfund their biochar study

Not your father’s research proposal: U of T students crowdfund their biochar study  The Chrysler plant in Brampton is probably not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about funding sources for graduate research. But that’s one of the places that University of Toronto Forestry PhD students Nigel Gale and Md. Abdul Halim went […]


Turning tree waste into green glue – Dr. Ning Yan

Eco-friendly adhesive technology ready for commercialization Two types of extraction techniques have been developed by Ontario researchers at the University of Toronto that can turn tree bark into desirable liquid ingredients for products like environmentally friendly adhesives and foams. And the technology, which is now ready for commercialization, might have application for agricultural feedstocks like […]