On August 28th, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the closing of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant located at Angus, Ontario. This facility, known in the forest industry as the Angus Tree Seed Plant, began operation in 1923 and during its early life provided viable tree seed to all of Ontario. Today it is the only provincial tree seed processing plant in Southern Ontario and still provides important seed stock at affordable prices to tree nurseries in Ontario. The cost-effective viable seed from this facility is what grows into the nursery stock used for the provincially funded 50 Million Tree Program, one of the most popular tree planting programs in Ontario.
Citizens of Ontario need to voice their concerns over this closure and one way is to show support for the Angus Tree Seed Plant by signing this online petition: https://www.change.org/p/kathleen-wynne-save-the-ontario-tree-seed-facility