Seed Source Matters!

Since the early 1990’s the Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) has worked to conserve the native genetic diversity of our urban and rural forests. This is an increasing challenge in the face of development, agricultural land use, invasive species and climate change, especially in Southern Ontario. Where forest conservation fails, restoration becomes the next and […]

Norway Maple flower

Response to Landscape Ontario — “Right Plant, Right Place”

August 19, 2016 response to following article: There are many interesting points in DiGiovanni’s article, and I respond to several excerpts in detail below. To sum up though it appears to be a plea to sell more of whatever some growers decide to produce, especially Norway Maples. Thankfully other growers are starting to respond to […]

[repost] In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts

Here is some interesting forest news, covered by The Salt – NPR, about the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation. Read the chestnut story now.

Annual Report 2014-2015

In preparation for the upcoming AGM, our 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available to read in PDF.  

New Website live: Perfection will have to wait

We have waited long enough. It’s time to launch our new website… So, here it is! While we are still completing some sections of the site—and working out a few kinks—we felt that it was finally time to get this site live. We have worked on this on and off, and while we know it’s […]