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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 […]

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 […]