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Ontario Tree Seed Plant

Urgent: Save Ontario’s Seed

On August 23, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) announced the closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, effective September 2018. The Ontario Tree Seed Plant and its public seed bank provide genetically appropriate seed for reforestation on Ontario’s Crown land, afforestation planting programs such as the 50 Million Tree Program and Species at Risk Farm Incentive […]

Developing seed on white ash (Fraxinus americana), 2006. Photo by Barb Boysen

What to do with wood infested with Emerald Ash Borer?

Clarifying Uses for Emerald Ash Borer-infested Wood A recent newspaper article, “City, Fleming partner to address the Emerald Ash Borer and hazard trees” in Kawartha Lakes This Week (April 13, 2017), noted that “If you have ash trees on your property that have been infested, it is best to destroy the wood”. The Emerald Ash […]

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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.

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Forestry in Trouble

Here is some disturbing news about support for private forests. “Forestry is in trouble at every level” — Orillia Packet. Go to the article